The text of a case can be found in a reporter, a volume of reported court decisions.
There are three reporters for the United States Supreme Court:
United States Reports
Supreme Court Reporter
|United States Supreme Court Reports||L.E. and L.E. 2d|
You need a citation (the volume and page number of the reporter in which the case is published in order to find a case in a reporter (e.g. 309 U.S. 634). Legal Citations are almost always in the following format:
|Volume||Reporter Abbreviation||Page Number|
When all you have is the name of a party to a Supreme Court case, whether plaintiff or defendant, and need to find the citation look in:
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