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The Supreme Court / Judiciary

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. INDEXES AND GUIDES
  3. COURTS
  4. OTHER SITES

Introduction

The Federal Court system is comprised of the Supreme Court created by
Article III of the U.S. Constitution. Congress divided the nation into districts and created federal courts for each district under Article I, Section 8. The present structure includes: Congress retains the power to create and abolish federal courts, as well as to determine the number of judges in the federal judiciary system. See also: History of the Federal Judiciary via Federal Judicial Center.

Indexes and Guides

  • CQ Supreme Court Collection UCB Only
    Combines historical analysis with updates and commentary of US Supreme Court decisions, biographies of Supreme Court justices, Supreme Court institutional history and the US Constitution. Also includes background and commentary on constitutions from over 100 countries.
  • Hein online UCB Only
    Provides full text to historical issues of legal journals.
  • LegalTrac UCB Only
    Access all major law reviews, and specialty law and bar association journals. Use LegalTrac to identify the journal articles that you'd like to read. Then check Lexis-Nexis Academic to see if the articles are available there. Coverage includes 1980-present.
  • Lexis-Nexis™ Academic (Legal Research) UCB Only
    This database provides the complete text to federal and state case law as well as full text articles from law reviews, legal newspapers and magazines.
  • Online Research: Databases via UCB Law Library

Courts

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