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Court Information: United States Supreme Court

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About the United States Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court is the highest court in the federal system, also known as the "court of last resort." This court is the final arbiter of federal constitutional law. Below are selected links from the official website of the U.S. Supreme Court that will further explain their role and function in our court system. 

United States Supreme Court Website

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Official Supreme Court Reports

All United States Supreme Court opinions are published. The official reporter and its citation abbreviation are below.  

  • United States Reports
    • ​U.S. 

Unofficial Supreme Court Reports

Two legal publishers, West and LexisNexis, publish unofficial U. S. Supreme Court opinions. Both publishers include editorial enhancements to facilitate the research process. The reporters and their citation formats are:  

  • Supreme Court Reporter
    • S. Ct. ​
  • United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers' Edition
    • L. Ed., L. Ed. 2d

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