Supreme Court Records and Briefs provides nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs from over 150,000 cases brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978. Users may search the full text of more than 350,000 documents, including transcripts.
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Beginning with the October 2006 Term, the Court has made the transcripts of oral arguments available free to the public on its website, www.supremecourt.gov, on the same day an argument is heard by the Supreme Court. (Heritage Reporting Corporation has provided transcripts for the Court beginning in October Term 2017; prior to that Term, Alderson Reporting Corporation provided the transcripts.) Same-day transcripts are considered official but subject to final review. These and earlier Terms’ transcripts are permanently archived on the Supreme Court website. Transcripts for oral arguments prior to October Term 2000 have been scanned from the Supreme Court Library collection.
Oral argument transcripts from October 1, 1979 to the present are available on Lexis Advance.
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Oral argument transcripts from 1990-1991 term to the present are available on Westlaw.
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Select Oral Arguments
Below are some resources that contain select audio and transcripts of oral arguments.