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Overview and Guides to the Supreme Court        

     Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court,  KF8742 .W567 1997, GIR Reading Room
     Good overview and introduction to the Supreme Court.   See also Lexis/Nexis guide to Supreme   
     Court-related topics; the Lexis/Nexis guide to searching for Supreme Court materials, and Lexis/Nexis Wiki
     entry on Legal
Research.

  • Supreme Court Opinions
    United States Reports - JU 6.8:  - Housed at the U.Va. Law Library
    Alderman has U. S. Reports on microfilm.  Shelved in 3East - JU 6.8:.    Selected volumes are in the 3New Stacks.
    Contains the majority, dissenting, and concurring opinions of the Supreme Court. The Court terms start the Second Monday in October and are numbered for the year in which they begin, i.e., the October 1980 term ended in July of 1981. Supreme Court citations are to volume of the US Reports and page number, for example "324 US 456."
    Older Supreme Court decisions were published privately and may be referred to as Dallas, Cranch, Wheaton, Peters, Howard, Black, or Wallace. 
    Supreme Court Opinions - electronic format