Resources for free or low cost legal research, providing a great way to get started with research if you don't have access to paid databases or if you want to get an overview of a topic before using potentially expensive searches.
More than 35,000 cases published in the printed bound editions of the United States Reports (U.S. Reports) are now available from the Library of Congress. Users can search by date, name of the justice authoring the opinion, subject and by the main legal concepts at issue in each case. PDF versions of individual cases can be viewed and downloaded.
Access to the latest Supreme Court slip opinions and decisions from the Court's 1991 term and subsequent years. Additional volumes will be included in the "Bound Volumes" section after they are published in print form. Select "Opinions" from the menu on the left.
A project between the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) to provide public access to opinions from selected United States appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. The content of this collection dates back to April 2004, though searchable electronic holdings for some courts may be incomplete for this earlier time period.