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Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases

The American Bar Association's Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases provides comprehensive expert analysis of all cases argued before the Supreme Court prior to the arguments.

Searching Preview

Like all content in HeinOnline, the full text and metadata of Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases are fully searchable. Use the main search bar at the top of the page to search the entire database, or search only the Preview issues using the search tool located above the list of volumes; for example, "Roe v. Wade":

Sort search results by:

  • Relevance
  • Volume Date (oldest or newest first)
  • Number of times cited by articles
  • Number of times accessed (past 12 months)
  • Most cited author
  • Number of times cited by cases
  • ScholarCheck rank

 The matching text will be bolded, and results can be further refined using the facets on the left side of the page.

Screenshot of search results with a date facet in HeinOnline

Case Locator

A case locator tool has been built to enable users to quickly view term information, docket numbers, case names, decided dates, and subjects for each case discussed in Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases. Browse the cases by any of these options, and click any case to open up its database entry. In addition to administrative information such as case name and docket number, entries contain:

  • Links to merit briefs
  • Links to amicus briefs
  • Full print transcripts
  • Audio transcripts from Oyez
  • Citation and summary information for each case

Click on a case, such as Culbertson v. Berryhill, to retrieve the case’s database entry. The entry provides a summary of key case information, links to PDFs of original merit and amicus briefs, and links to audio and text transcripts.