Docket Sheets for U.S. Supreme Court Cases

Docket Sheets entry: You would think it would be easy to get historical docket sheets for U.S. Supreme Court cases, but apparently not. The Court web site will take you back two sessions. Courtlink and Westlaw will get you back to 2000. Before then, as far as I can tell, you have to get the information from the court (if you can) or put together your own docket sheet using the Journal of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Another possibility: You might be able to find the information you need in one of the Records and Briefs sets discussed in the ” Briefs” section of the United States Supreme Court entry.
Thanks to Deborah Paulus-Jagric at the NYU Law Library for raising the issue and providing information about Courtlink and the Journal!

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