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This page contains links to detailed information regarding significant decisions by the US Supreme Court and Federal District Courts. It also includes indexes for most recent court decisions and general information regarding the Federal courts.

Supreme Court

Recent Decisions

Colin vs. Fergusen (decided July 25, 1995)
approved drug testing of high school athletes
Smith vs. Ohio (decided June 29, 1995)
overturned the State of Ohio's ban of the Ku Klux Klan from a public park as unconstitutional
Miller vs. Johnson (decided June 29, 1995)
rejected racially based congressional districts

Pending Cases

Bush vs. Vera (to be heard September 15, 1995)
regarding redistricting to protect incumbents.
Fletch vs. Kincaid (to be heard September 18, 1995)
regarding whether Louisianna state reading tests are discriminatory
Index to Informed ReSource Case Summaries
summary pages for cases of particular significance (all cases formerly listed above as Recent Cases)

Indexes to Supreme Court decisions

Keyword Index to Supreme Court Decisions (via Cornell University Law School Archives)
Searchable index of all decisions from 1990-1995
Indiana University Law School Archives
index of significant historical decisions

About the Court Itself

Biographies and Photographs (via Cornell University Law School)
of the current Supreme Court Justices.
The Court Page
official Internet Home Page of the United States Federal Judiciary. Also home of the official Guide to Understanding the Federal Courts.

District Courts

Recent Cases

Alvaro vs. South San Francisco Meat
9th district approved English-only language rules for workplaces
Hayes vs. Drug Enforcement Administraction
9th district rejected many drug-related property seizures as invalid under the double jeopardy provisions of the 5th amendment

Index to District Court decisions 1992-1995

[ Map of Federal Court Districts ]
First Circuit (via Law Journal Extra/The New York Law Publishing Company)
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island
Second Circuit (via Touro Law Center/Pace University Law School)
Conneticut, New York, Vermont
Third Circuit (via Villanova University Law School)
Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virgin Islands
Fourth Circuit (via Emory University Law School)
Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
Fifth Circuit (via University of Texas Law School)
Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
Sixth Circuitt (via Emory University Law School)
Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee
Seventh Circuit (via Kent-Chicago Law School)
Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin
Eighth Circuit (via Washington University Law School)
Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
Ninth Circuit (via Villanova University Law School)
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington
Tenth Circuit (via Emory University Law School)
Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming
Eleventh Circuit (via Emory University Law School)
Alabama, Florida, Georgia

Emory University Law School Archives/Case Western Reserve University
indexes district court cases by name, number, and subject

List of Federal Appelate Circuit Judges and Court Adresses (compiled by Project Vote-Smart)
indexes district court cases by name, number, and subject
US House of Representatives Law Library
Links to a wide array of legal information available on the Internet.

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This page was last updated February 2, 1995