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Federal Judiciary: U.S. Supreme Court

Federal courts

REFERENCE DESK

Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)

Supporting Documents

In addition to the court opinions, researchers often find the supporting documentation attached to each case useful. These include the briefs from parties and oral arguments. These materials are sometimes available as supplemental files for a case within WESTLAW and LEXIS and are also available from the following sources:

Briefs

Oral Arguments

  • Oyez Project
    • The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955.

Secondary Resources

  • History of the Federal Judicary
    • This website operated by the Federal Judicial Center provides a history of the Supreme Court, biographies of Supreme Court Justices, and information about landmark cases.
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