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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Politics 338: Constitutional Law - Civil Rights

Supreme Court Information

The Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States Blog

It could be advantageous to hear a Supreme Court case argued. The Oyez Project at the Chicago-Kent College of Law offers audio recordings of Supreme Court proceedings since 1968. A brief summary of each case is offered in addition to the audio files. You can search for cases, or browse chronologically in the "Cases" section of the site.

Supreme Court Debates is one portion of the Congressional Digest Debates database. You might find some summaries of Supreme Court arguments and decisions surrounding major controversial issues.

Circuit Courts

Links to the web sites for the Circuit Courts can be found at the US Courts web site.

Other Useful Resources

The Cornell University Law Library offers a simple Basics of Legal Research guide, that explains in a straightforward manner some techniques and sources used in successful research.

The USC Law Law Library offers a handy Guide to Legal Abbreviations and Citations. This is one of example of several of these sorts of guides that are available. This can help you quickly make sense of the various citations you encounter in court decisions and elsewhere.