Find general resources for a variety of topics related to the political sciences.
Last Updated: Feb 9, 2016
- Inside the Federal Courts
Get more information about the federal courts, including how their organized, what functions they perform, and how cases are decided.
- Understanding the Federal Courts
Website maintained by Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, providing concise information about the role and structure of the federal court system.
- Legal Information Institute: Cornell University
Use this site to search or browse for Supreme Court decisions, orders, and opinions. To perform a keyword search, click the search link at the top of the page. To browse different decisions and opinions, scroll down and select from the options to browse either historic or current decisions by topic, author, or party.
- U.S. Supreme Court Website
Find full-text versions of "slip" opinions from the Supreme Court decisions between 2007 to the present. To browse for opinions, click on the link for "Term Opinions of the Court" under the year you would like to search, then click on the link for the individual case. The first opinion that appears is the official ruling of the court followed by concurring and dissenting opinions.