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The Supreme Court Database is the definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Database contains over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court between the 1946 and 2012 terms. Examples include the identity of the court whose decision the Supreme Court reviewed, the parties to the suit, the legal provisions considered in the case, and the votes of the Justices. Current Dataset
released
July 23, 2014

includes terms
1946 - 2013

Case Centered rows
12,981

Justice Centered rows
116,362
Are you interested in a particular legal or political issue? Do you seek information solely about the current Court or about a particular year? Perhaps you are interested in the votes of the Justices in cases about religion, commerce, or another area of the law. The analysis tools allow you to select and summarize cases from the Database based on your needs. Getting Started
Are you new to the Supreme Court Database? Wondering how to start doing your online analysis? The SCDB Web 101 series can get you underway on the quick.
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