The U.S. Supreme Court decides criminal and civil appeals cases that involve federal law, according to the U.S. Justice Department’s Offices of the United States Attorneys. Cases come from other federal appeals courts an... More »

The Supreme Court only hears cases that are important to the nation as a whole or when there's disagreement over federal or constitutional laws, notes the Federal Judicial Center. For example, the Supreme Court could hea... More »

According to the National Archives, Supreme Court cases are archived as far back as 1772. However, the bulk of the existing archives available for public consumption were archived between 1790 and 1984. More »

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The U.S. Supreme Court decided many cases in 1954, but by far the most significant and renowned decision was handed down in Brown v. Board of Education, which determined that segregation in public education is unconstitu... More »

The U.S. Supreme Court publishes a list of all cases it has accepted for the upcoming one-year term, as well as an oral argument schedule for the upcoming month, on SupremeCourt.gov. The term of the court runs from Octob... More »

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The U.S. Supreme Court posts its decisions on its website, SupremeCourt.gov. The court offers three kinds of opinions: slip opinions, opinions relating to orders, and in-chamber opinions. More »

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Decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court can be overturned by either a constitutional amendment or by a future U.S. Supreme Court decision, according to HowStuffWorks. Supreme Court decisions can also be countered or cir... More »