U.S. Supreme Court Briefs on the Web

Looking for briefs from U.S. Supreme Court cases? There are a few free Web sources you can try:

  • FindLaw’s Supreme Court Center Free full text briefs from the 1999-2000 term to the present. Also includes dockets, decisions, orders, etc.
  • Supreme Court Briefs Free full text briefs filed by the Solicitor General from July 1998-present and selected briefs from 1982-96.
  • BriefServe Fee based service offering recent full text documents, including briefs, testimony, petitions, orders, etc. Docket sheets are available free of charge, but all other documents are offered at a cost. Registration is required.

For older briefs, contact a local law library. The UW Law Library has Records and Briefs of the United States Supreme Court, from 1832-Present and Landmark Briefs and Arguments of the Supreme Court of the United States.