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Case Records & Briefs Research Guide

Locate case dockets, filings, oral argument transcripts & recordings.

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Law Library Depository Collection

Location: Basement (request at Circulation, no call number).  Some unbound briefs and records from 1979-date are in the library's storage area and are arranged by docket number. Place requests for these items at the circulation desk.

Microform Sources

Records and Briefs

1832-1896 (microfilm). Location: Basement (request at Circulation, no call number).  Arranged by U.S. Reports citation (v.1 - 167).

1897-1906 (microfiche). Location: Basement (request at Circulation, no call number).  Arranged by U.S. Reports citation (v.168-206).

1974-date (microfiche). Location: Microform Collection, Drawers 7D - 9F. Arranged by docket number

Oral Argument Transcripts

Complete Oral Arguments of the Supreme Court of the United States (1953 - 2011/2012 term).
Location: Microform Collection, Mfiche KF101.9.C65. 
Note: This set does not include transcripts for many early cases (pre-1968) that were argued before the Supreme Court, this is because the Supreme Court Library's own collection of transcripts for the period between 1935 - 1968 consists of a random selection of cases, and is not comprehensive. Consult the Supreme Court's Transcripts and Recordings of Oral Arguments web page for more information on obtaining transcripts & audio recordings.

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