Federal and State Courts Case Law

Indian Law News Bulletins (National Indian Law Library) Includes federal, state, and supreme court case updates. Use the custom search box to find cases going back 10+ years.

Findlaw Cases from most federal and state jurisdictions.

Search US Circuit Courts of Appeals (Legal Information Institute, Cornell University) Search cases from one or more courts, generally 1995 - present.

Supreme Court

Tribal Supreme Court Project (Native American Rights Fund) Includes selected case dockets and documents related to Indian law.

U.S. Supreme Court Official website of the United States Supreme Court. Recent opinions, oral arguments, calendars, dockets, and other court information.

Indian Law Bulletin: Supreme Court (National Indian Law Library)

University of Oklahoma Law Library Find archives of NILL's Supreme Court Update back to 1997.

Tribal Court Clearinghouse Summaries of Supreme Court decisions in Indian Law cases back to 1991, with links to the full text of decisions.

Cornell's Legal Information Institute, Supreme Court Collection Search for Supreme Court decisions and orders in pending cases.

Seminal Supreme Court Cases Regarding Federal Indian Law (Wisconsin Judicare's Indian Law Office) Links to current and historical opinions.

lexisONE U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1790 and selected federal and state cases from January 1, 1996.

Seminal U.S. Supreme Court Cases Regarding Federal Indian Law (Wisconsin Judicare's Indian Law Office). Links to current and historical opinions -- 1831 to present.

Supreme Court Review (Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project, University of Oklahoma Law Library). Status of Native American cases before the U.S. Supreme Court 1997 - present. 

SCOTUSblog Supreme Court of the United States Blog - "Devoted to comprehensively covering the U.S. Supreme Court without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards. The blog is provided as a public service and is sponsored by Bloomberg Law."

Book: Landmark Indian Law Cases edited by the National Indian Law Library and published by W.S. Hein.

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Go to the Online Catalog. Use advanced search and limit by cases. Add keywords in various fields based on your research needs.

The library subscribes to Westlaw, which includes a database of opinions.

See also the resource page for the Indian Claims Commission.