HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Locate a Slip Opinion by Case Name or Number & Search Within the Opinion

Searching, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Supreme Court
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Have you ever wanted to quickly locate a slip opinion in the U.S. Reports and run a search within the opinion to find key words or terms? If so, this week’s tip outlines how to quickly locate the opinion using the case name or number, and then how to search within it for your key terms. For the purposes of this example, we are going to focus on the District of Columbia et al. v. Heller case that argues and discusses the interpretation of the second amendment and the right to posses a firearm. We know it was published as a slip opinion in June 2008 and the number is 07-290. Therefore, we can locate the opinion by searching for the case name or the number…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Are you looking for Supreme Court Cases covering a specific topic?

Tips and Tricks, U.S. Supreme Court
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Are you looking for Supreme Court Cases about “Right to Privacy”, or cases decided by Justice Roger Taney? Did you know that HeinOnline’s U.S. Supreme Court Library has a special feature provided courtesy of the Legal Information Institute (LII) of Cornell University Law School that allows you to search by topic or author across Supreme Court cases? This week’s tip outlines this feature which is available in HeinOnline’s U.S. Supreme Court Library.

You can find this feature inside the U.S. Supreme Court Library under the resources tab. Click on the link entitled “Legal Information Institute Indexing”.

The indexing information in this tool is part of Cornell University Law School’s United States Supreme Court Collection…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Looking for a case in the U.S. Supreme Court Library?

Searching, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Supreme Court
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Are you searching for a case in the U.S. Supreme Court Library in HeinOnline? Whether it’s an older case from the 1800’s or a case from the 21st century, this tip may help you find the case you are looking for without knowing the exact representation of the case name as it appears in the publication.

In the U.S. Supreme Court Library in HeinOnline, case names appear in various formats depending upon the way it was printed in the publication. Case names may contain the Latin phrase “et al.”. Publications may display the case name with the full word, versus, or either of the abbreviations v. or vs. This can make searching for a case name tricky…

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