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U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. (Supreme Court) Reports - 1882+, Government Documents Reference

Opinions from courts

Federal Court Reporters

U.S. Supreme Court decisions are reported in:

1. United States Reports

  • Sample Citation: 410 U.S. 113
  • Gov Docs J 6.8:

2. Supreme Court Reporter

  • Sample citation: 93 S. Ct. 705

3. Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers Edition. 1st and 2nd series.

  • Sample citations: 100 L. Ed. 1415
                           or 35 L. Ed., 2nd 147

4. Supreme Court Briefs and the Transcripts of Oral Arguments at U.S. Supreme Court Website

U.S. Court of Appeals decisions are reported in:

1. Federal Reporter

  • Sample citation: 488 F. 2nd 1134

U.S District Courts decisions (also U.S. Courts with special jurisdictions, e.g. Tax Court, Claims Court, Customs, etc.) are reported in:

2. Federal Supplement

  • Sample citation: 361 F. Supp. 1288

Judicial Power

U.S. Constitution, Article II and the United States Code see Titles 28 and 5
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 28


Learning About

Federal Judicial Center - education and research agency for the federal court system; organization, history, notable federal trials, etc.