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Political Science

“The study of the State and systems of government; the analysis of political activity and behavior.” (OED Online)

Supreme Court Cases/Opinions/Decisions

  • A citation to a U.S. Supreme Court case will look like this:  United States v Wong Kim Ark 169 U.S. 649 (1898), which means that the text of the Opinion can be found in Volume 169 of the United States Reports beginning on page 649.  
     
  • The full text of Supreme Court Cases are found both in print and online.
     
  • Print volumes of the U.S. Supreme Court are called the United States Reports and are located on the ground floor of Nimitz Library at call number KF101.U52.

How To Read a Supreme Court Decision (from the American Bar Association)

Following are websites with varying coverage of Supreme Court cases.

  • PDF versions of Volumes 1-542 of the United States Reports cover the court’s first decision in 1791 and the colonial era courts that preceded the Supreme Court.

Information about the Supreme Court and its Decisions