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U.S. Supreme Court Research Guide: Research By Topic

Topical Search

This page links to publications, databases, and website which allow users to find Supreme Court opinions according to their subject matter.

Finding Landmark Cases

The following resources contain curated lists of and materials related to particularly significant Supreme Court decisions.

Cases Organized by Topic

The resources below offer browsable lists of Supreme Court decisions by topic (e.g., Capital Punishment, Search and Seizure, Freedom of Speech).

Special Topics

Acts Held Unconstitutional

CRS Reports

Many Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports examine the Court's opinions regarding a particular issue. For example, Americans with Disabilities Act: Supreme Court Decisions or Overview of Recent U.S. Supreme Court Jurisprudence in Patent Law. Though not all CRS Reports are available to the public, the following resources organize available CRS Reports.

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