Search and View Full Text of Supreme Court Decisions Issued between 1937 and 1975

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Contains 7,407 Decisions from volumes 300 through 422 of U.S. Reports.

This system contains the full text of 7,407 U.S. Supreme Court Decisions issued between 1937 and 1975. Decisions are available as ASCII text files that can be read on your browser's screen or saved to your hard drive and accessed using most word processor programs. To save, use the printer friendly version link at the bottom or top of each decision. Most decisions are very large and may take a while to download if you have a slow internet connection.

Currently available search strategies are simple. We expect that most users will know the case name of the decision they need and will most likely use the Case Name Search option. Otherwise, you may use the Full Text Search option, but beware that the size of the database and the number of words (14.5 million) may require more than one search to find what you need.








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