The official Supreme Court of the United States Web site includes the official docket of cases, court rules, case handling guides, and recent decisions.
The Oyez Project provides an in-depth look at the Supreme Court including a virtual tour. Learn about the Chief Justices and browse Supreme Court cases by issue. The Oyez Project also provides access to more than 5000 hours of Supreme Court audio spanning the years from 1981 thru 2007.
Justia.com's US Supreme Court Center offers recent opinions, oral arguments, and general Supreme Court resources. It also includes a collection of blogs on the Supreme Court and Constitutional rights.
Law librarian Gail Partin's Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research offers access to a large number of Web resources.
The Constitution requires the President to submit nominations for the Supreme Court to the Senate. If you would like to see a list of all the individuals nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court, just go to the U.S. Senate's Supreme Court Nominations, 1789 - Present.
For the Supreme Court selection process use the Congressional Research Service's report on the Supreme Court Appointment Process: Roles of the President, Judiciary Committee, and Senate or How Supreme Court Appointments Work to learn the basics.
Georgetown University Law Library has a Supreme Court Nominations Research Guide to help your understanding of the Supreme Court nomination and confirmation process.
For salary and benefits information use Robert Longley's U.S. Supreme Court Retirement Benefits
Use the Cornell University Legal Information Institute's Supreme Court Web page. You'll find a database of Supreme Court decisions searchable by author, party, or topic.
FindLaw's US Supreme Court Opinions features a searchable database of Supreme Court decisions starting from the year 1893. The database is browsable by year and U.S. Reports volume number and searchable by citation, case title, and full text.
As mentioned above, the Oyez Project provides the interested listener with an opportunity to listen to oral arguments in Supreme Court heard between the years 1981-2007. However, this Web resource also contains information on Supreme Court cases from Chisholm v. Georgia in 1793 on up to the present.
Another resource in FindLaw's Supreme Court Center is the United States Constitution with annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 29, 1992. This is particularly useful when you're researching how the Supreme Court has interpreted cases focusing on a specific amendment.
The Supreme Court is frequently in the news so it's very easy to stay current through one of the major newspapers such as The New York Times or The Washington Post. The former even has a special online feature, New York Times Supreme Court coverage. You can also find stories on the Supreme Court through Google News or CNN. Here are some additional resources that will help you keep up with recent developments:
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