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Indiana Court Briefs, Online and in Paper

A lot can be learned from party briefs. You can find out the arguments used by the parties in order to determine which were accepted and rejected by the court. Party briefs often contain more factual and statistical information than make it into the opinion of the court. A brief filed in one jurisdiction may be used to write arguments for the same fact pattern in another jurisdiction. Additionally, students can use briefs as learning tools to write their own briefs.

Online

United States Supreme Court

United States Courts of Appeal

Federal District Court Briefs

  • PACER (some recent briefs available on PACER)
    See Peter Hook, Electronic Services Librarian

State Court Briefs

  • Westlaw
    (STATE-BRIEF-ALL) (Selected briefs from various states)

Paper (Law Library)
  • United States Supreme Court (1925 to date)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit (1983 to date)
  • Indiana Supreme Court (1938 to date)
  • Indiana Court of Appeals (1983 to date)
Microfiche
  • United States Supreme Court (1832 to date)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit (1984 to date)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit (1990 to date)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1985 to date)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit (1983/84 to date)

Last Updated April 24, 2006 (skm)