Government Documents & Information: The Judicial Branch

Federal Court Structure

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The United States Supreme Court

Case Opinions

Case Summaries

  • Oyez – Oyez (pronounced OH-yay)—a free law project from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Justia, and Chicago-Kent College of Law—is a multimedia archive devoted to making the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone. It is the most complete and authoritative source for all of the Court’s audio since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. Oyez offers transcript-synchronized and searchable audio, plain-English case summaries, illustrated decision information, and full-text Supreme Court opinions (through Justia). Oyez also provides detailed information on every justice throughout the Court’s history and offers a panoramic tour of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of several justices.

Case Commentary

For more, see our Legal Research Guide.

United States Supreme Court building. Creative Commons image by Joe Ravi.



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Statutes & Regulations

Finding Aids

For general searching of government information, see our finding aids page.

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