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  • Supreme Court Criminal Docket. A nice summary of upcoming oral arguments in the US Supreme Court. The list is compiled by the conservative Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
  • Supreme Court Database. The U.S. Supreme Court Database by Professor Harold J. Spaeth houses 247 pieces of information for each U.S. Supreme Court decision/order case, roughly broken down into six categories: (1) identification variables (e.g., citations and docket numbers); (2) background variables (e.g., how the Court took jurisdiction, origin and source of the case, the reason the Court agreed to decide it); (3) chronological variables (e.g., the date of decision, term of Court, natural court); (4) substantive variables (e.g., legal provisions, issues, direction of decision); (5) outcome variables (e.g., disposition of the case, winning party, formal alteration of precedent, declaration of unconstitutionality); and (6) voting and opinion variables (e.g., how the individual justices voted, their opinions and interagreements).

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Text and HIstory. An interesting blog dealing with the use of history and other tools to determine the meaning of the “living constitution.”

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