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The Supreme Court Database is the definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Database contains over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court between the 1791 and 2017 terms. Examples include the identity of the court whose decision the Supreme Court reviewed, the parties to the suit, the legal provisions considered in the case, and the votes of the Justices.

MODERN Database
2018 Release 01
August 03, 2018

includes terms
1946 - 2017

LEGACY Database
SCDB Legacy 04
August 14, 2017

includes terms
1791 - 1945

Are you interested in a particular legal or political issue? Do you seek information about the current Court or about a particular year? Perhaps you are interested in the votes of the Justices in cases about religion, commerce, or another area of the law. The analysis tools allow you to select and summarize cases from the Modern or Legacy Database based on your needs. Getting Started
Are you new to the Supreme Court Database? Wondering how to start doing your online analysis? The SCDB Web 101 series can get you underway on the quick.
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Looking for the Codebook? We have an online and downloadable version. Access them using the below links.
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