This page contains links for the Judicial Branch including links for opinions, briefs, courts, and rules of the U.S. Supreme Court, Circuit Courts of Appeal, & District and Bankruptcy Courts as well as links for other federal judicial materials.

Please note that this list of resources is not exhaustive.


SUPREME COURT

Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court docket, oral arguments, briefs, opinions, and more.

Supreme Court Decisions via Cornell Legal Information Institute
Search for decisions by keyword, party name, or citation. Browse for decisions by topic, author or party name.

Supreme Court Decisions via Findlaw
Search for decisions by citation, title, or keyword. Browse for decisions by year or citation.

Constitution of the United States Annotated
Constitution and Amendments annotated with Supreme Court cases from the Legal Information Institute

Supreme Court Briefs via Findlaw

Supreme Court Briefs for the current term from ABA Preview
Find merit and amicus briefs for the current Supreme Court term.

Rules of the Supreme Court
From the Legal Information Institute


UNITED STATES COURTS OF APPEALS

1st Circuit Court
MA, ME, NH, PR, RI

7th Circuit Court
IL, IN, WI

2nd Circuit Court
CT, NY, VT

8th Circuit Court
AR, IA, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD

3rd Circuit Court
DE, NJ, PA (& Virgin Islands)

9th Circuit Court
AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA (also Guam & N. Mariana Is.)

4th Circuit Court
MD, NC, SC, VA, WV

10th Circuit Court
CO, KS, OK, NM, UT, WY

5th Circuit Court
LA, MA, TX

11th Circuit Court
AL, FL, GA

6th Circuit Court
KY, OH, MI, TN

D.C. Circuit Court

Federal Circuit Court
Nationwide jurisdiction in a variety of subject areas

Opinions from the United States Supreme Court, Circuit Courts of Appeal, and District Courts are available from a number of databases on the Research Databases page, as well as for free from Google Scholar.

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Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research
Boolean searching for Supreme Court decisions as well as all of the Federal circuit courts.


U.S. DISTRICT COURTS AND U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURTS

Washburn University's Listing of Federal Courts


OTHER SITES

United States Courts homepage

Federal Judicial Center

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Available from the Legal Information Institute

Federal Rules of Evidence
Available from the Legal Information Institute

Long Range Plan for the Federal Courts
Judicial Conference of the United States)

The Third Branch: The Newsletter of the Federal Courts

US Department of Justice

United States Sentencing Commission

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