The Supreme Court Of The United States

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Article III, section 1, of the Constitution of the United States provides that "the Judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish."

The Supreme Court was created in accordance with provision and by authority of the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789 (1 State. 73). It was organized on February 2, 1790.

The following material was condensed and edited from the Federal Courts’ Web site--with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway Web site.

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Introductory Information to top

Justices of the Supreme Court - Cornell

The Supreme Court Historical Society

U. S. Supreme Court Multimedia Database

United States Federal Judiciary Homepage  

The Federal Judicial Center  FAQs, news, search utility, publications, education programs, other Internet law locations, etc.

Introduction to the Legal Information Institute’s WWW Site

Understanding the Federal Courts

The Judicial Branch - The White House

Federal Judiciary - LOC   titled "Library of Congress Manuscripts: An Illustrated Guide."

Structure of the Federal Courts  details makeup of current federal courts.

The Legal Information Institute - Cornell Law School  good resource to reference--covers business law.

News and Public Affairs to top

The World Wide Web Virtual Library  covers organizations, legal topics, and search tools---University of Indiana School of Law document.

Lawyers Weekly Publications

Supreme Court Decisions to top

lii hermes - Cornell Law School  contains all opinions of the court issued since 1990.

FedWorld/FLITE Supreme Court Decisions Homepage  source of Historic File of Supreme Court Decisions, Search Full Text of Decisions (1937 - 1975)---and more.

Law Sitemap   covers many aspects of the courts and law.

Legal Services of Northern California   also provides good national data.

Office of the Inspector General to top

Office of Inspector General   private corporation established by Congress to assure equal access to justice under the law---the President appoints a bipartisan Board of Directors.

Court Web Sites   State Court, Federal Courts, and International Courts listings.

Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center (ADA)  details public ADA laws, job accommodation network, federal sites, HIV/AIDS sites, alcohol and drugs, Internet news groups, etc.

IGnet  referred to as the Internet for the IG (Inspector General) community.

Other Particulars to top

Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research  search utilities of various legal topics.

Electronic Access Services - Courts  provides automated information of the U.S. Federal Courts (for fee)---bulletin boards, etc.

The Third Branch  monthly newsletter and past issues free on site.

Law Online   federal agencies resource.

Federal Government Information - USC  law resources.

All Law

FindLaw   indexes and guides.

Famous Trials of the 20th Century

Staying Current with the U.S. Supreme Court and N.Y. Court of Appeals  Cornell Law School provides free current awareness service via Email called liibulleting and liibulletin-ny (New York Court of Appeals decisions).

Links To Various Legal Sites   associations, research, etc.

Project On Government Oversight   investigates, exposes, and works to remedy abuses of power, mismanagement, etc.

Links For Whistleblowers

Glossary of Terms - Legal 

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