The Supreme Court of the United States has closed its recent session with decisions that reflect a diverse range of the nation’s issues. On the home page for the Supreme Court, you can view a list of links to recent decisions from the Supreme Court, including
6/23/16 – Fisher v. University of Tex. at Austin –about the use of race in school admissions decisions
6/23/16 – Birchfield v. North Dakota –about warrants for blood tests for drunk driving arrests
6/27/16 – Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt –about undue burdens on health clinics that offer abortion services
6/27/16 – Voisine v. United States –about recklessness as a motive in misdemeanor domestic violence cases
Dissenting and concurring opinions are also available as part of the published decisions. If you’re interested in reading or hearing arguments before the Court, the home page also provides links to transcripts and audio of recent arguments. Earlier arguments are also available through the lists of transcripts back to 2000 and audio back to 2010.
Find out more about the justices of the Supreme Court by reading the current justices’ biographies and viewing a timeline of justices’ time on the Court, both past and present. Learn about the process of nominating and confirming justices through the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
The Supreme Court and other federal government web sites and publications exist to help people stay informed and provide an open window onto government activities. Remember that a government information librarian is available to assist with these and other government resources at Odum Library, a Federal Depository Library. Call the Reference Desk at 229-333-7149 for more information.