Supreme Court Cases


The Supreme Court: The Judicial Branch

“I believe that the establishment of the Supreme Court of the United States as a constitutional court … is the most significant single contribution the United States has made to the art of government.”
—Former Chief Justice William Rehnquist

The Supreme Court is the highest form of judicial authority in the United States. Only nine justices are given responsibility over the monumental judgments of the court, which handles matters of constitutional and federal law. Each vote is extremely influential in the structure and application of the American judicial system.

Overview of the United States Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is the general overseer of the entire American judicial system, and has more ... read more »

History of the Supreme Court

Today's cases are considered by looking back upon earlier rulings, and the Court's background is ... read more »

Supreme Court Cases

The meat of the Court is its cases. Before the development of the Internet, lawyers had to shuffle through an endless pile of reference books to find the exact case they were looking for. Although law students and lawyers still have plenty of research to do, sites with archives to Supreme Court cases have streamlined the process, making it easy for lawyers and laypeople alike to find information quickly—even without the official name or number of a case.

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  • If you are looking for highly specialized information about Supreme Court cases, there are some professional legal sources you can turn to. They require a paid subscription, however, and are useful mostly to lawyers or judges. These include Westlaw, LexisNexis, and

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Supreme Court Justices

Supreme Court justices are entrusted with so much authority and knowledge that they dedicate their ... read more »

News about the Supreme Court

The daily newspaper is frequently the only way citizens find out about Supreme Court decisions. For ... read more »

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