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Monitoring relevant blogs is one way to stay apprised of pending and decided cases.
Track Pending Actions Before the U.S. Supreme Court
These resources will help you track pending cases and provide information on recent decisions.
U.S. Law Week
This source reports on significant cases and circuit splits from across the country. This title is also accessible through Bloomberg Law
Supreme Court of the United States (official website)
Through this site you can find argument calendars, docketing information, recent opinions, and connect to an ABA site that provides access to briefs (see next entry).
Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases
Through this website the ABA provides access to merit and amicus briefs from the latest term. The site also offers a summary of the questions presented in specific cases.
Search Updates and Email Alerts
Many databases offer a way to save and automatically re-run searches, informing you of new results.
Lexis for Law Schools This link opens in a new window
Includes options for searches, Shepards, and more. To access, select Alerts under the More menu (represented by a vertial ellipsis) in the upper right. See also documentation on Lexis alerts
Westlaw for Law Schools This link opens in a new window
Includes the WestClip service, KeyCite alerts, docket alerts, agency tracker, and more. To access, select alerts under the notifications menu. See also documentation on Westlaw alerts>.
Law360 This link opens in a new window
Provides current news and expert analysis in legal topic areas.
Congress.gov This link opens in a new window
Create an account to
save your searches or
receive notification when a bill, member profile, or the Congressional Record has been updated.
Receive notification when there are new Google results on a topic of interest.
You can set up search alerts in SuperSearch to be notified of new results in the library catalog, or in the catalog and many selected databases.
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