FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2008
For Further Information Contact
Public Information Office
Due to construction associated with the U.S. Supreme Court Building Modernization Project, the Court's
Library temporarily discontinued public access to records, briefs, and transcripts of oral arguments in
May 2005. The Library will resume providing these services at the completion of the Modernization Project,
projected by the project contractor to be in 2010. The Library will remain open to members of the Supreme
Court Bar during the Modernization Project.
A helpful guide to other sources of records and briefs, "Where to Find Briefs of the Supreme
Court of the U.S. ", can be found on the Supreme Court website at http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/briefsources.pdf.
Briefs on the merits in cases that have been granted review by the Court are available on the Court's
website through a link to the American Bar Association's website. The ABA website posts copies of merits
briefs from the 2003 term through the present. Transcripts of oral arguments are posted on the Court's
website on the same day an argument is heard by the Court. The website provides copies of transcripts
for arguments from the 2000 Term through the present. Transcripts from previous terms are also available
on Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis. Transcripts may be purchased directly from the reporting service, Alderson
If you encounter difficulty finding a record, brief, or transcript from another source, please feel
free to contact the Library for assistance at 202-479-3186.
Please check the Public Information page of the Court's website for updates on the modernization