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United States Government Resources: Online Judicial Resources

United States government resources in the Law Library and on the Internet.

PacerPro

PacerPro is a free interface to the federal government's Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER). Anyone who has used PACER knows how useful it is, and how difficult it can be to use. PacerPro makes accessing PACER a lot easier. Users will still need a PACER account to log in, and the cost for retrieving documents is still $.10/page, but users can save money with PacerPro. All documents, once retrieved in PacerPro, are stored and made available to future users. If you search with PacerPro for a document, and someone else has previously retrieved it, you can avoid the per-page fee.

Want to learn more? PacerPro offers several on-demand tutorials

Federal Judiciary

U.S. Courts : The Federal Judiciary  is the official site for the Administrative Office for the U.S. Courts. On this site you will find links to all federal courts, court rules, rule amendments, and proceedings of the Judicial Conference.

United States Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court  is the official site for the Supreme Court of the United States. Here you will find docket, opinions, court calendar, court rules.

Judicial Resources

Federal Judicial Center

  • Search for biographies of the federal judiciary from 1789 to present; link to publications of the Center, including the Manual for Complex Litigation and the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

  • Clearinghouse of information on criminal justice.

U.S. Courts : The Federal Judiciary

  • The official site for the Administrative Office for the U.S. Courts; links to all federal courts, court rules, rule amendments, and proceedings of the Judicial Conference; Statistical Reports

Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)

Findlaw's Supreme Court Center

  • Search for U.S. Supreme Court opinions back to 1893; find U.S. Supreme Court briefs beginning with the 1999-2000 term

On the Docket

  • Part of the Oyez Project, On the Docket "is an online clearinghouse for news about decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court and those cases that the justices accept for review."

Oyez

  • "...[A] complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955."

Researching the Supreme Court of the United States

  • Research guide issued by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Supreme Court Appointment Process: roles of the President, Judiciary Committee, and Senate

  • CRS Report from Congress, updated July 6, 2005

Supreme Court Collection

  • Find the current decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court; hosted by Cornell's Legal Information Institute

Supreme Court Historical Society

  • Information about the history and heritage of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Nominations - Confirmed

  • Library of Congress Law Library Reading Room.

Supreme Court Nominations - Not Confirmed or Withdrawn

  • Library of Congress Law Library Reading Room.

Supreme Court Nominations Not Confirmed: 1789-2004

  • CRS Report updated Mar. 21, 2005.

United States Supreme Court

  • The official site for the Supreme Court of the United States; find docket, opinions, court calendar, court rules.

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