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Online Sources from Academic Databases
These subsctiption databases are free for all FSU students (including students not attending FSU Law) and will probably also be available to students from other universities
You can also find Supreme Court cases online using LexisNexis Academic
Once you're on the LexisNexis Academic webpage find the box labeled "Look up a Legal Case". If you are searching by party type in name under "...by parties.." in the appropriate box. (Type a plaintiff's name in the box to the right and defendant's in the left box). You can also look up the case by citation or by topic.
Access to U.S. Reports-- from Volume 1 to current slip opinions. Need citation to search for a particular case
Sources from Subscription Legal Databases
Subscription legal databases are available for available for students attending Florida State University College of Law.
Coverage begins in 1790. Also has the most recent Supreme Court Cases. Searches can be done using citations as well as party names.
Find historical cases and up to date coverage on current Supreme Court cases
Free Sources for SCOTUS Opinions
Google Scholar has free access to a large body of legal documents, including Supreme Court cases.
When searching for a USSC case on Google Scholar click the Legal Documents button below the search bar. You can then search by plaintiff, defendant or citation. Simply type in the information and click the search button.
When searching by citation: type in the citation number and find the relevant case at the top of the search. Click the Cited by (#) button underneath the case name. On the following screen click the hyperlinked case name to reach your case.
FindLaw - US Supreme Court Opinions
FindLaw is a commercial website that has Supreme Court cases since 1893.
You can find Supreme Court cases on FindLaw using party names, United States Reports' citations (U.S.) or by text within the case itself.
OpenJurist - United States Reports
OpenJurist is a free database that has Supreme Court Opinions beginning from its first session in 1790.
Cornell University School of Law
Cornell University has a database of both recent and historical Supreme Court Decisions
United States Reports -- Online
The Supreme Court has the complete collection of US Reports in PDF format starting from Volume 502 (1991). You will have to know the citation to find the case. For further instruction on how to find citations with party names refer to the Print Sources tab.
Another online source for US Reports (vol. 1-546).
Online SCOTUS Research
Links for online sources of information for background information about the Supreme Court
Zimmerman's Research Guide
Free research guide sponsored by LexisNexis, has a page specifically for U.S. Supreme Court research
Supreme Court Website
The official website has information about the Supreme Court including calendar, court rules and videos of oral arguments.
Supreme Court Blog
Information for Supreme Court current events. The blog includes Supreme Court briefs and certiorari petitions. (Sponsored by Bloomberg Law)