Landmark Supreme Court Cases

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== '''United States Supreme Court''' ==
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==About the US Supreme Court==
  
 
[[Image:Us supreme court seal.png|thumb|U.S. Supreme Court Seal]]
 
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'''<big>Common Landmark Supreme Court Topics with Specific Cases and Citation Numbers</big>'''
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==Common Landmark Supreme Court Topics with Specific Cases and Citation Numbers==
  
 
Here are some specific landmark Supreme Court topics and cases along with the case citation number for the Supreme Court’s written opinion.  This is a great starting point to help research the case and surrounding issues.   
 
Here are some specific landmark Supreme Court topics and cases along with the case citation number for the Supreme Court’s written opinion.  This is a great starting point to help research the case and surrounding issues.   
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*'''Affirmative action -''' ''Grutter v. Bollinger'', 539 U.S. 306  
 
*'''Affirmative action -''' ''Grutter v. Bollinger'', 539 U.S. 306  
  
==LexisNexis Academic==
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==Landmark Cases in LexisNexis Academic==
LexisNexis Academic now has a specialized form in the Legal section dedicated to Landmark Supreme Court Cases. In LexisNexis Academic, click "US Legal", then "Landmark Cases" to go to the Landmark Cases Search form. There, you will see a long list of cases which include links to documents in LN Academic. The cases cover the following topics:
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LexisNexis Academic now has a specialized area dedicated to Landmark Supreme Court Cases. In LexisNexis Academic, click on the Search By Content Type menu, and then Federal & State Cases. There, you will see a collapsible area that houses various Landmark Supreme Court Cases by Topic, such as:  
 
*Abortion & Birth Control
 
*Abortion & Birth Control
 
*Capital Punishment
 
*Capital Punishment
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*Terrorism
 
*Terrorism
 
*Unreasonable Search and Seizure
 
*Unreasonable Search and Seizure
 
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==YouTube Tutorial==
'''<big>Instructions for Copying and Pasting Citations into LexisNexis Academic</big>'''
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Click the “US Legal” tab and go to “Federal & State Cases.” 
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Copy and paste the Supreme Court citation number (for example, the citation number for ''Roe v. Wade'' is 410 U.S. 113) into the box. Select "Citation Number" from the drop-down box, and click on the Search button. 
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The Supreme Court’s written opinion will then appear. 
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==Related Article==
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Find related articles in the LexisNexis Congressional and UPA wikis:
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*[http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/congressional/index.php?title=Landmark_Supreme_Court_Cases http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/congressional/index.php?title=Landmark_Supreme_Court_Cases]
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*[http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/upa/index.php?title=Landmark_Supreme_Court_Cases http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/upa/index.php?title=Landmark_Supreme_Court_Cases]
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Latest revision as of 18:29, 22 December 2013