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The Oyez Project

The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. (Oyez, 2011)

Legal Information Institute

Legal Information Institute is an Open Access Repository of legal information provided through Cornell Law. It is a non-commercial site that attempts to deliver legal analysis without cost to anyone interested enough to read complicated text. Perfect for seniors!

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is sort of fantastic, but you need to know how to get the fantastic out of it. All works generated by federal government employees while in federal government employ are intended to enter into the public domain. The public domain refers to works or property that "that belong to the community at large, are unprotected by copyright or patent, and are subject to appropriation by anyone" (http://www.merriam-webster.com/). In this way Google Scholar is the best designed commercial search engine for legal research because it offers court cases and rulings without advertisement or barriers.

Now, how to get Supreme Court cases and only those cases?

Open the link below in a new tab or window (whatever your preference) and follow these directions:

and you'll get this:

Whoah! Now you can narrow your search by any court and these cases will be searched like any web document. Can you feel the power? Check the box next to Supreme Court in the third column from the left and click Done at the top. Now search in the search box with your key words.

 
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