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Supreme Court Briefs

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs are important historical documents, but finding them isn’t always easy, and not everyone is near one of the handful of official depositories where the Supreme Court sends all its extra briefs. In fact, now that the Court appears to have fully embraced electronic document submission, the days of printed briefs may soon be coming to an end.

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The Supreme Court Library

In 2005, on my first (and last) visit to the U.S. Supreme Court Library, with librarian Brian Stiglmeier’s help, I was able to browse their small collection of early transcripts and duplicate a few of them. I recently posted them here under Pre-1968 Transcripts.

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Supreme Court Audio Tapes

The U.S. Supreme Court began recording oral arguments in October 1955 on reel-to-reel tapes that it would later send to the National Archives. Normally, such tapes are considered “masters” which are stored in special climate-controlled rooms and which no one is permitted to touch – unless of course they work there.

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Loner Parties

When is a Lone Dissent not a Lone Dissent? When multiple Lone Dissents are handed down on the same day.

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