U.S. Supreme Court Opinions by Volume
As provided by federal law, the final, official versions of U.S. Supreme Court opinions are published in the U.S. Reports. This is a set of several hundred volumes that has been compiled since the beginning of the Court’s history in the 18th century. When someone formally cites a Supreme Court decision, they need to provide the volume number and the page in the volume where the decision begins. For example, the famous school desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka would be cited as “Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954).” This indicates that Brown appears in volume 347 of the U.S. Reports at page 483, and it was decided in 1954.
Browse U.S. Supreme Court opinions by volume below, or browse opinions by year.