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U.S. Supreme Court

A great place to start your research on the U.S. Supreme Court and its decisions.

Current Awareness Resources

  • ABA’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases:
    • NB: Issue 8 reviews the entire term using statistics, charts, essays, and case summaries.
    • Print: KF 4547.8 P7 (1973 to date)
  • ALR’s United States Supreme Court Review annual annotation: published first as an e-annotation with one citation, before being printed with a different citation. E.g., 2009 A.L.R.6th 1 became 46 A.L.R.6th 495.
  • Bloomberg Law’s United States Law Week: Supreme Court Today:
    • Tracks and summarizes current and upcoming Court activity; reprints latest opinions in full
    • Toward the beginning of a new term, publishes statistics on previous term
    • Online only; formerly print (KF 175 U5: 1936 to 2018)
  • CertPool: tracks petitions for writ of certiorari to the Court, which are broken down multiple ways, including viewing petitions by circuit or state.
  • Dissenting Opinions: podcast from the Constitutional Law Institute, University of Chicago Law School, and hosted by Prof. Will Baude.
  • Divided Argument: "an unscheduled, unpredictable Supreme Court podcast" hosted by law professors Will Baude and Dan Epps. 
  • Federalist Society's SCOTUScast: audio broadcast series provides commentary on U.S. Supreme Court cases as they are argued and issued.
  • Howe on the Court: run by Amy Howe, independent contractor and reporter for SCOTUSblog.
  • OYEZ: Android app with details on every case for the current and previous terms, immediate and offline access to arguments and opinion announcements, prompt availability of new opinions, transcripts aligned with audio for immediate playback, and audio+transcript clipping and sharing.
  • SCOTUSBlog: Most popular blog on the Supreme Court, from the law firm of Goldstein & Russell; has compiled statistics on the Court since 1995. iOS app available.
  • SCOTUS OA: academic site focused on data-driven analysis of oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • SCOTUS 101: A weekly podcast that breaks down what's happening at the Supreme Court from the Heritage Foundation.
  • Slate's Amicus: podcast on the Supreme Court with Dahlia Lithwick.
  • Strict Scrutiny: podcast about the Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it. Hosted by Leah Litman, Melissa Murray, Jaime Santos, and Kate Shaw. 
  • Subscript: Non profit newsletter on Supreme Court cases via infographics.