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U.S. Laws & Regulations: Supreme Court: Opinions & Sources

A general Research Help guide for students studying the American legal and regulatory systems.

U.S. Supreme Court - Opinions

Opinions are first issued as slip opinions. A few months later, "preliminary prints" of the United States Reports are printed, and a year later, once the Court has made its final corrections, bound volumes of United States Reports are printed.

  • Official Reports of the Supreme Court -- KF101.U52
    Preliminary prints of Supreme Court opinions. Revised and cumulated under United States Reports.
  • United States Reports -- KF101.U5
    The bound, print volumes of the United States Reports contain the final, official text of the opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court. For holdings see the library's online catalog.

U.S. Supreme Court - Secondary Sources