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The database has been updated to include opinions delivered in the year 2012 (for cases argued from the 2011 term). We had a few bugs with getting the majority opinion writers correct. Please be vigilant for issues and report them if you find any.

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This site allows you to access a searchable database of all the rulings of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) for the terms from 1946 to 2011.

The goal here is to create a more browsable, user-friendly database. Typically, SCOTUS information is locked up in difficult search engines that only work well if you already have a strong idea what you're trying to locate. Our goal is to provide something more fluid and click-friendly, so you can breeze through the information without a large amount of foreknowledge about the cases.

That said, this resource should be treated as a starting point, not an end point. It is not the definitive resource. It's just an easier resource. So, if you're doing research, please make an effort to follow the citations and build out from what you find here.

We are looking to add new features in the near future. Please check back periodically to see what's new.

Recent Supreme Court News Headlines

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge fractures ribs in fall - BBC News

Birthright citizenship is debatable and the US Supreme Court decides - San Francisco Chronicle

The divided US Supreme Court is in unanimous agreement on one thing - Quartz

Oregon urges US Supreme Court to uphold 112-year sentence for Thurston shooter - KVAL

In Virginia Redistricting Case, US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear GOP Appeal - Governing

US Supreme Court to take up Virginia redistricting case on racial gerrymandering - Washington Post

Birthright citizenship is debatable and the US Supreme Court decides - San Francisco Chronicle

The divided US Supreme Court is in unanimous agreement on one thing - Quartz

Oregon urges US Supreme Court to uphold 112-year sentence for Thurston shooter - KVAL

Lawsuit alleges state, NJEA violating Supreme Court ruling on union dues - NJTV News

In Virginia Redistricting Case, US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear GOP Appeal - Governing

US Supreme Court to take up Virginia redistricting case on racial gerrymandering - Washington Post

Maryland Appeals Gerrymandering Case to Supreme Court - Courthouse News Service

The divided US Supreme Court is in unanimous agreement on one thing - Quartz

Oregon urges US Supreme Court to uphold 112-year sentence for Thurston shooter - KVAL

Lawsuit alleges state, NJEA violating Supreme Court ruling on union dues - NJTV News

In Virginia Redistricting Case, US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear GOP Appeal - Governing

U.S. Supreme Court to take up Virginia redistricting case on racial ... - Washington Post

The divided US Supreme Court completely agrees on one thing ... - Quartz

After wife dies in Bremerton Naval Hospital, widower looks to Supreme Court for answers - Q13 FOX

Lawsuit alleges state, NJEA violating Supreme Court ruling on union dues - NJTV News

Oregon urges US Supreme Court to uphold 112-year sentence for Thurston shooter - KVAL

In Virginia Redistricting Case, US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear GOP Appeal - Governing

U.S. Supreme Court to take up Virginia redistricting case on racial ... - Washington Post

Birthright citizenship is debatable and the US Supreme Court decides - San Francisco Chronicle

The divided US Supreme Court completely agrees on one thing ... - Quartz

Oregon urges US Supreme Court to uphold 112-year sentence - Charlotte Observer

Oregon urges US Supreme Court to uphold 112-year sentence for Thurston shooter - KVAL

In Virginia Redistricting Case, US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear GOP Appeal - Governing

U.S. Supreme Court to take up Virginia redistricting case on racial ... - Washington Post