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(October 2007)

Subscription Databases
Lexis-Nexis - Federal Briefs, Motions & Pleadings source
File Name: BRIEFS
Library: CRTFLS
From October 1993 Term to the present: includes Merit
Briefs for cases granting certiorari and Special Masters. No joint
appendices, only appendices to specific briefs.

From January 1979 to October Term 1992: all briefs for cases
granted cert., joint appendices and selected special masters.

Westlaw - File Name: SCT-BRIEF


Merits and Amicus Briefs filed with the Supreme Court of

the United States for cases in which certiorari has been granted or
probable jurisdiction has been noted and for which oral arguments
have been scheduled.

From October Term 1995 to the present Amicus Briefs are


From October Term 1993 to the present Petitioner’s,

Appellant’s, Respondent’s and Appellee’s Briefs on the merits are

For cases from October Term 1990 to October Term 1993

Petitioner’s, Respondent’s and Reply Briefs on the merits are
included. Supplemental Briefs that refer directly to Merits Briefs are
included as separate documents. Joint appendices are attached to
corresponding Merits Briefs, and Supplemental Appendices are
attached to corresponding Supplemental Briefs.

Internet Sources
Inclusions: 1984 Term to the present, briefs sent in PDF format.
Cost: $25.00 per brief


Inclusions: For October 1999 term to the present includes petitioner,

respondent, reply and amicus briefs in multiple formats.

Cost: no charge.

Office of the Solicitor General


Inclusions: From 7/1998 to present, all briefs filed by the Solicitor General,

except responses to IFP cases. From 1993-1996, and 1986-1990 Solicitor

General merits briefs and responses. From 1982-1985 Solicitor General

merits briefs. Please see the web site for information on omissions,

arrangement, and formats.

Document Retrieval Services

For a fee these Washington, D.C. area companies will photocopy briefs of
the Supreme Court of the United States currently on file at the Library of
Congress. This is a partial list, for informational purposes only, and implies
no Supreme Court endorsement of any entity.

Apple Courier: (202) 338-0930

Capitol District Information: (202) 265-1516 or (800) 494-5225

Court Express: (202) 737-7111

Infoline, Inc.: (202) 783-3538 or (877) 284-4581

Washington Document Service: (202) 628-5200 or (800) 728-5201

Washington Service Bureau: (202) 508-0600 or (800) 955-5219

Self-service at the Supreme Court

This service is no longer available.

Depositories of Printed Supreme Court Briefs

Law Librarian Law Librarian

The University of Chicago Connecticut State Library
1121 East 60th Street 231 Capitol Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637 Hartford, CT 06106
773-702-0211 860-757-6590

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Library of Congress Law Library
Washington, DC 20540 Indiana University
202-707-5000 211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
Law Librarian 812-855-9666
Cornell Law Library
340 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
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Law Library Gallagher Law Library
University of Louisville University of Washington
Louisville, KY 40292 P.O. Box 353025
502-852-6358 4000-15th Avenue N.E.
Seattle, WA 98195
Law Librarian 206-543-4089
Law Library
University of Minnesota Law Center Editorial Counsel
229 19th Avenue South West Group
Minneapolis, MN 55455 610 Opperman Drive
612-625-4300 Eagan, MN 55123
Law Librarian
Tarlton Law Library Law Librarian
The University of Texas Lillian Goldman Law Library
727 East Dean Keaton Street Yale Law School
Austin, TX 78705-3224 P.O. Box 208215
512-471-7726 New Haven, CT 06520-8215