Online Sources for Supreme Court Briefs

Where can I find Scotus briefs?

Online Sources for Supreme Court Briefs

  1. U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs.
  2. ProQuest Supreme Court Insight.
  3. Westlaw Edge U.S. Supreme Court Briefs, Petitions, and Joint Appendices.
  4. Lexis Advance U.S. Supreme Court Briefs.
  5. Bloomberg Law Court Briefs.
  6. ABA Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases.

How do amicus curiae briefs influence the court?

Amicus briefs can influence the Court at the certiorari stage, but only file them in truly “certworthy” cases. Every year, the clerks and Justices process almost 5,000 new filings and they may miss an important case. An amicus brief can help a petition for certiorari that might otherwise be overlooked.

What is the amicus curiae brief?

An amicus curiae brief is a learned treatise, that is, a text that is sufficiently authoritative in its field to be admissible as evidence in a court, and is a way to introduce concerns ensuring that (the possibly) broad legal effects of a court decision will not depend solely on the parties directly involved in the …

How do I find case briefs on LexisNexis?

You can generally find briefs by searching for the parties’ names. To search by parties’ names, go into LexisNexis. Under Advanced Options, check only the box for U.S. Supreme Court Briefs.

How do you find sample briefs?

Briefs: Online Subscription Databases

  1. Lexis Advance CourtLink Quick Reference Guide.
  2. Searching in Lexis Advance CourtLink.
  3. Lexis Advance CourtLink Overview.

How do you write a Supreme Court amicus brief?

The only required sections of text of an amicus brief are the interests of the amicus, the summary of argument, the argument and a conclusion. Rule 37.5. Each of these should be a separate section, with a separate heading and text. The brief need not set forth the questions presented in the case.

Does the Supreme Court read amicus briefs?

Clerk comments suggest that, while most justices will not read the majority of amicus briefs, many will read the exceptional, superior amicus brief. A few clerks noted that, in cases where fewer amicus briefs are filed, there is a greater probability that each will be given more attention.

What is a brief in the Supreme Court?

Briefs are the written documents in which the attorneys in a case present their legal arguments to the court. When one researches a case, it is sometimes instructive to examine the written briefs that were filed by the parties, as well as the arguments presented orally to the court after the briefs were filed.

What is a brief in court?

In the United States a brief is a written legal argument that is presented to a court to aid it in reaching a conclusion on the legal issues involved in the case.

How do you write a case brief?

Steps to briefing a case

  1. Select a useful case brief format.
  2. Use the right caption when naming the brief.
  3. Identify the case facts.
  4. Outline the procedural history.
  5. State the issues in question.
  6. State the holding in your words.
  7. Describe the court’s rationale for each holding.
  8. Explain the final disposition.