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Where to Obtain Supreme Court Opinions


(August 2012)

This list of Supreme Court opinion publishers was compiled, and is updated annually, by the staff of the Supreme Court of the United States for use by the Court and the public. It is intended to be as complete as possible and includes every opinion issuer of which the staff is aware. Any exclusion from the list is inadvertent; legitimate sources will be added upon submission of the appropriate information. Subscribers to the Court’s Project Hermes opinion service are designated (H) on the list. Caution: Inclusion on the list does not constitute endorsement by the Court, and the Court does not vouch for the accuracy, completeness, or currency of any unofficial source. In the case of any variance between versions of opinions published in the official United States Reports and any other source, whether print or electronic, the United States Reports controls.


Official Opinion Sources

Print:

United States Reports
Reporter of Decisions
Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543

Copies of recent bench and slip opinions
Public Information Office
Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, DC 20543
Phone: 202-479-3211

Copies of recent slip opinions, preliminary prints, and bound volumes
Superintendent of Documents
U. S. Government Printing Office
PO Box 979050
St. Louis, MO  63197-9000 
Phone: 866-512-1800
Fax: 202-512-2104
—Internet: bookstore.gpo.gov

Electronic:

Project Hermes (bench opinions—by subscription only)
Director of Information Technology 
Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, DC 20543

Website (slip opinions and bound volumes)
Public Information Officer
Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, DC 20543
—Internet: http://www.supremecourt.gov



Unofficial Opinion Sources

Print:

Reprints of United States Reports
William S. Hein & Co.
1285 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209-1987
Phone: 716-882-2600 or 800-828-7571
—Internet: http://www.wshein.com

Supreme Court Reporter
Thomson West
610 Opperman Dr
Eagan, MN 55123
Phone: 800-344-5008
—Internet: http://www.store.westlaw.com

Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers’ Edition
LexisNexis * Matthew Bender
Attn: Customer Service
1275 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204-2694
Phone: 800-424-4200 or 518-487-3000
—Internet: http://www.lexisnexis.com

United States Law Week
Bloomberg BNA
1801 S. Bell St
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 800-372-1033
—Internet: http://www.bna.com

Microfilm/Microfiche:

Law Library Microform Consortium
PO Box 1599
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: 800-235-4446
—Internet: http://www.llmc.com

William S. Hein & Co.
1285 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209-1987
Phone: 716-882-2600 or 800-828-7571
—Internet: http://www.wshein.com



Electronic (On-line):
FindLaw (H)
610 Opperman Drive (Corporate)
Eagan, MN 55123

800 West California Avenue, 2nd Fl
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
408-524-4799

Phone: 800-455-4565
—Internet: http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html

Loislaw (H) [Wolters Kluwer Law & Business]
4025 West Peterson Ave
Chicago, IL 60646-6085
Phone: 877-471-5632
—Internet: http://estore.loislaw.com

FedWorld: Federal Legal Information Through Electronics (H)
National Technical Information Service
Alexandria, VA  22312
Phone: 703-605-6000 or 800-553-6847
—Internet: http://www.fedworld.gov

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDSYS)
(WordPerfect 5.1, Microsoft Word, PDF, and ASCII bench opinions)
U. S. Government Printing Office
732 North Capitol St, NW
Washington, DC 20401
Phone: 202-512-1800 or 866-512-1800
Fax: 202-512-2104
—Dial-in: 202-512-1387
—FTP site: http://fedbbs.access.gpo.gov
—Internet: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys

HeinOnline
William S. Hein & Co.
1285 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14209-1987
Phone: 716-882-2600 or 800-828-7571
—Internet: http://www.heinonline.org

Legal Information Institute (H)
Cornell Law School
477 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
—Internet: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct

LexisNexis (H) (opinions, briefs, and secondary materials)
LexisNexis
9443 Springboro Pike
Dayton, OH 45342
Phone: 888-285-3947
—Internet: http://www.lexisnexis.com

Oyez * U. S. Supreme Court Media
—Internet: http://www.oyez.org

Quicklaw, Inc. (H) [LexisNexis Canada, Inc.]
123 Commerce Valley Drive East, Suite 700 
Markham, Ontario L3T 7W8 
Canada 
Phone: 905-479-2665 or 800-668-6481
—Internet: http://www.quicklaw.com

VersusLaw, Inc. (H)
PO Box 1435
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-250-0142 or 888-377-8752
Internet: http://www.versuslaw.com

WestLaw (H) (opinions, briefs, oral arguments, and secondary materials)
Thomson West
610 Opperman Dr
Eagan, MN 55123
Phone: 800-344-5008
—Internet: http://www.westlaw.com

Electronic (CD-ROM):

Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
2100 Franklin St, Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612-3098
Phone: 800-232-3444 or 510-302-2000
—Internet: http://www.ceb.com

Geronimo Development Corp.
606 25th Ave South, Suite 201
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 800-457-6045
—Internet: http://www.casefinder.com

LexisNexis * Matthew Bender
Attn: Customer Service
1275 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204-2694
Phone: 800-424-4200 or 518-487-3000
—Internet: http://www.lexisnexis.com

Loislaw [Wolters Kluwer Law & Business]
4025 West Peterson Ave
Chicago, IL 60646-6085
Phone: 877-471-5632
—Internet: http://estore.loislaw.com

Thomson West
610 Opperman Dr
Eagan, MN 55123
Phone: 800-344-5008
—Internet: http://www.store.westlaw.com


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