Constitutional Law and The Supreme Court Resources

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Supreme Court of the United States
Official site of the U.S. Supreme Court
Sections include: About the Court ; Docket ; Oral Arguments ; Bar Admissions ; Court Rules ; Case Handling Guides ; Opinions ; Orders ; Visiting the Court ; Public Information ; Related Websites.

American Bar Association - Supreme Court Preview
"...contains concise, plain-language analyses of every case granted plenary review by the Court. Short summaries of the Court's decisions are included in issues throughout the Term."

OYEZ - U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia
"...provides access to more than 2000 hours of Supreme Court audio. All audio in the Court recorded since 1995 is included in the project. Before 1995, the audio collection is selective. It remains our aim to create a complete and authoritative archive of Supreme Court audio covering the entire span from October 1955 through the most recent release.

Supreme Court Historical Society
Sections include: About the Society ; History of the Court ; How the Court Works ; Society Publications ; Learning Center ; Researching the Court.

U.S. Supreme Court Opinions Archive
Federal Bulletin Board
"Supreme Court Opinions and Orders from the 1992-1993 session through the 1999-2000 session in WordPerfect 5.1, ASCII and Adobe Acrobat Portable Document (PDF) format. Current session files can now be found on the Supreme Court Web site."

Analysis, Commentary & Issues

Notable First Amendment Court Cases
"Thispage contains summaries of frequently cited First Amendment cases. Arranged by topic, they cover case law issued by a variety of courts: the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals of different Federal circuits, the District Court of several Federal districts, as well as the highest court of several states and particular appellate courts of action."

The Founders' Constitution
"In this unique anthology, Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner draw on the writings of a wide array of people engaged in the problem of making popular government safe, steady, and accountable. The documents included range from the early seventeenth century to the 1830s, from the reflections of philosophers to popular pamphlets, from public debates in ratifying conventions to the private correspondence of the leading political actors of the day."
Web edition, University of Chicago Press and Liberty Fund

A More Perfect Union
Japanese Americans & the U.S. Constitution
"This site explores a period of U.S. history when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the rights of a citizen versus the power of the state. Focusing on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps during World War II, this exhibit is a case study in decision-making and citizen action under the U.S. Constitution."
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian

Taking Back America: USA Patriot Act and Civil Liberties
Information and Resources
"This site was created to accompany panel discussion by faculty and librarians on dangers the Patriot Act poses to the American democratic experiment offered as part of the University of Washington's event, Time of Reflection: The War in Iraq."
Sections include: USA Patriot Act ; USA Patriot Act II ; Interpretations & Analysis ; Libraries & the USA Patriot Act ; Universities & the USA Patriot Act ; Government Documents ; Finding Additional Information.
- University of Washington Libraries

University of Michigan - Information on Admissions Lawsuits (English or Spanish)
"The University of Michigan is fighting two lawsuits challenging its admission policies. This web site is provided as a resource for journalists and others who need background information."
Sections include: What's New ; FAQs ; Legal Overview ; Court Filings ; Supporting Research ; News Releases & Articles ; Statements ; Press Kits.

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