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Julie Shen
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US Courts

Federal Judicial Branch “Official information and services from the U.S. government.”

United States Courts This site includes Court Locator, which brings a "click on" map leading to Federal courts throughout the country. Or you can go to courts by circuit number. This site also has general information about the Federal court system.

Supreme Court of the United States The Supreme Court site includes opinions, also information for anyone practicing before the Court (Docket, Calendar, Rules, Bar Admissions, etc.). There is also information for the public (visiting, and an About the Supreme Court link). And for history, including biographies of justices and past opinions, see: The Supreme Court Historical Society.

For Supreme Court Briefs: Briefs on the Merits. Briefs of the Supreme Court of the US.
For Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Court Sessions: Arguments Transcripts.
For Supreme Court Opinions: Opinions of the Supreme Court of the US.
For Orders of the Supreme Court (stays of execution, or denials, and the like) : Term Court Orders.

For Supreme Court Opinions and United States Courts of Appeals from the First, Second and Third series of The Federal Reports, see Open Jurist. Access United States Supreme Court opinions beginning in 1754 (when it was known as the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania) and the Federal Appellate Courts beginning in 1880.

FindLaw ® Supreme Court Search Supreme Court cases from 1883, search by browsing (volume or year), by Citation, by Title, or by Full text.
See also: Landmark Supreme Court Cases

You can also search the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal Decisions 1990- Present. The Ninth Circuit court includes California.

Helpful non-government legal websites:

PLOLThe Public Library of Law ™  Cases, statutes, laws, US and States.