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U.S. Supreme Court Resources Available to Law Library Users

U.S. Supreme Court Resources Available to Law Library Users

The Law Library provides access to a wide variety of resources on the U.S. Supreme Court, far beyond just its case law opinions. 

If you are looking for information on the current court and the cases pending before it, take a look at Bloomberg BNA’s United States Law Week’s “Supreme Court Today” service, which is updated daily and contains full-text Supreme Court decisions, oral argument transcripts and summaries, and news from the Court. Access is available from any on-campus computer, or from off campus to anyone with a current Loyola ID and password.

For historical Supreme Court documents, the Law Library’s subscription to Gale’s U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 provides access to briefs and petitions, oral transcripts, memoranda, and other types of filings submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. This database covers 75,000 cases, including cases for which the Court did not issue a full opinion, and is searchable by keyword, by case name, or by U.S. Reports citation. Access to this database is also available from any on-campus computer, or from off campus to anyone with a current Loyola ID and password.

With Supreme Court nominations in the news again, you should be aware that the Law Library’s HeinOnline subscription includes access to the History of Supreme Court Nominations Library, which contains scholarly articles, Congressional hearing transcripts, and other documents related to successful and unsuccessful Supreme Court nominees, as well as a bibliography of books on the Supreme Court and its Justices. As with all of our HeinOnline collections, access is available from any on-campus computer, or from off campus to anyone with a current Loyola ID and password.

Finally, if you’re looking for materials on practicing before the Supreme Court, check out the Law Library’s Supreme Court Practice & Advocacy Research Guide. This Guide will help you find Supreme Court-related books, journals, and free Supreme Court-related Web sites, including blogs and news sources.

If you have questions about using any of these resources, please feel free to contact us.