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October Term 1971
68-5009 Schneble v. Florida
68-5027 Aikens v. California
69-5001 Moore v. Illinois
69-5003 Furman v. Georgia
69-5030 Jackson v. Georgia
69-5031 Branch v. Texas
69-5046 Apodaca v. Oregon
70-45 U.S. v. Brewster
70-57 U.S. v. Caldwell (1 of 2)
70-57 U.S. v. Caldwell (2 of 2)
70-85 Branzburg v. Hayes
70-94 In the Matter of Pappas
70-130 U.S. v. Scotland Neck
70-153 U.S. v. U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division
70-188 Wright v. Council of City of Emporia
70-220 Caplin v. Marine Midland Grace Trust of New York
70-305 Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. First Security Bank of Utah (1 of 2)
70-305 Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. First Security Bank of Utah (2 of 2)
70-5064 Jefferson v. Hackney
70-5112 Weber v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co.
71-11 James v. Strange
71-1017 Gravel v. U.S.
71-5445 Shadwick v. Tampa
71-6497 Beecher v. Alabama
October Term 1972
70-18 Roe v. Wade
70-40 Doe v. Bolton
70-69 U.S. v. Orito
70-73 Miller v. California, part 1
70-73 Miller v. California, part 2 of 2
70-279 U.S. v. Florida East Coast Railway
70-283 Adams v. Williams
71-229 U.S. v. Dionisio
71-364 Mahan v. Howell
71-507 Keyes v. School District #1, Denver, Colorado
71-575 Gomez v. Perez
71-703 U.S. v. First National Bancorporation, Inc.
71-732 Schneckloth v. Bustamonte
71-749 U.S. v. Kras
71-863 Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. v. Democratic National Committee
71-1051 Paris Adult Theater I v. Slaton
71-1059 Kern County Land Co. v. Occidental Petroleum Corp.
71-1222 Sugarman v. Dougall
71-1332 San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez
71-1336 In re Griffiths
71-1371 Rosario v. Rockefeller
71-1456 Salyer Land Co. v. Tulare Basin Water Storage District
71-1476 Gaffney v. Cummings
71-1523 Hunt v. McNair
71-1623 White v. Weiser
71-1639 Broadrick v. Oklahoma
71-1694 Frontiero v. Richardson, 1 of 2
71-1694 Frontiero v. Richardson, 2 of 2
71-5908 Chambers v. Mississippi
71-6078 Linda R.S. v. Richard D.
71-6278 Almeida-Sanchez v. U.S.
71-6356 Doe v. McMillan
72-11 Palmore v. U.S.
72-75 Georgia v. U.S.
72-90 U.S. v. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
72-147 White v. Regester
72-214 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. Wichita Board of Trade
72-269 Levitt v. Committee for Public Education
72-419 Pittsburgh Press Co. v. Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations
72-459 Sloan v. Lemon
72-490 McDonnell Douglas v. Green
72-493 Vlandis v. Kline
72-534 United States Department of Agriculture v. Moreno
72-549 School Board of the City of Richmond, Virginia v. State Board of Education of Virginia
72-634 U.S. Civil Service Commission v. National Associatin of Letter Carriers
72-694 Committee on Public Education and Religious Liberty v. Nyquist - Basic file
72-694 Committee ... - Opinon drafts, May 1973 (2 of 3)
72-694 Committee ... - Opinion drafts, June 1973 (3 of 3)
72-848 United States Department of Agriculture v. Murry
72-6258 New Jersey Welfare Rights Organization v. Cahill
October Term 1973
72-312 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. Ware
72-617 Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc.
72-671 Espinoza v. Farah Mfg. Co. Inc.
72-734 U.S. v. Calandra
72-777 Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur (part 1 of 2)
72-777 Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur (part 2 of 2)
72-936 U.S. v. Robinson
72-948 National Cable Television v. U.S.
72-1162 Federal Power Commission v. New England Power Company
72-1254 Smith v. Goguen
72-1289 National Railroad Passengers Corp. v. National Association of Railroad Passengers
72-1660 Blackledge v. Perry
72-6609 Jimenez v. Weinberger
73-29 Corning Glass Works v. Brennan
73-78 Kahn v. Shevin
73-187 Kewanee Oil v. Bicron
73-235 Defunis v. Odegaard
73-434 Milliken v. Bradley
73-437 Mobile Oil Corp. v. Federal Power Commission
73-640 Geduldig v. Aielio
73-781 Scherk v. Alberto-Culver Co.
73-841 Holder v. Banks
73-899 Moody v. Albemarle Paper Co.
73-918 Pell v. Procunier
73-1265 Saxbe v. Washington Post
October Term 1974
35 Orig. U.S. v. Maine
73-477 Gerstein v. Pugh
73-759 Edwards v. Healy
73-776 Schlesinger v. Ballard
73-822 Fry v. U.S.
73-1233 NLRB v. Sears
73-1452 Oregon v. Hass
73-1461 Stanton v. Stanton
73-1462 White v. Regester
73-1701 U.S. v. National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
73-1742 Train v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
73-1766 U.S. v. Nixon
73-1892 Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld
73-1923 Eastland v. United States Servicemen's Fund
73-1966 Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad v. SCRAP
73-1977 Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. v. The Wilderness Society
73-2050 U.S. v. Ortiz
73-2055 Securities Investor Protection Corp. v. Barbour
73-5744 Taylor v. Louisiana
74-70 Goldfarb v. Virginia State Bar
74-114 U.S. v. Brignoni-Ponce
74-124 Blue Chip Stamps v. Manor Drug Stores
74-157 United Housing Foundation v. Forman
74-201 City of Richmond v. U.S.
74-304 Gordon v. New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
74-389 Albemarle Paper Co. v. Moody
74-415 Rondeau v. Mosinee Paper Corp.
October Term 1975
68 Orig Pennsylvania v. New Jersey
74-204 Mathews v. Eldridge
74-728 Franks v. Bowman Transportation Co., Inc.
74-742 Foremost-McKesson, Inc. v. Provident Securities Co.
74-775 City of New Orleans v. Dukes
74-878 National League of Cities v. Usery
74-883 Federal Power Commission v. Moss
74-895 Virginia State Board of Pharmacy v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council
74-1042 Ernst & Ernst v. Hochfelder
74-1044 Massachusetts Board of Retirement v. Murgia
74-1055 Stone v. Powell
74-1151 Planned Parenthood of Central Missouri v. Danforth
74-1179 U.S. v. Miller
74-1318 Drew Municipal Separate School District v. Andrews
74-1471 TSC Industries, Inc. v. Northway, Inc.
74-1492 Washington v. Davis
74-1560 U.S. v. Martinez-Fuerte
74-6212 Norton v. Mathews
74-6257 Gregg v. Georgia
75-73 Bellotti v. Baird
75-76 South Dakota v. Opperman
75-88 Mathews v. Lucas
75-268 Radzanower v. Touche Ross & Co.
75-436 Buckley v. Valeo
75-436 Buckley v. Valeo - draft opinions
75-510 Flint Ridge Development Co. v. Scenic Rivers Assoc. of Oaklahoma
75-5394 Jurek v. Texas
75-5491 Woodson v. North Carolina
75-5706 Proffitt v. Florida (part 1)
75-5706 Proffitt v. Florida (part 2)
75-5706 Proffitt v. Florida (part 3 of 3)
75-5844 Roberts v. Louisiana (part 1)
75-5844 Roberts v. Louisiana (part 2)
75-5844 Roberts v. Louisiana (part 3 of 3)
October Term 1976
74-1263 Brewer v. Williams
74-1589 General Electric v. Gilbert
75-104 United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg v. Carey
75-212 U.S. v. Donovan
75-353 Piper v. Chris-Craft Industries, Inc.
75-616 Village of Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation
75-628 Craig v. Boren
75-636 International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. U.S.
75-699 Califano v. Goldfarb
75-978 E.I. du Pont de Nemours Co. v. Train
75-1440 Maher v. Roe
75-1552 Castaneda v. Partida
75-1687 United States Trust Co. of New York v. New Jersey
75-1753 Santa Fe Industries, Inc. v. Green
75-1812 Shaffer v. Heitner
75-1870 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. v. Collins
75-5444 Coker v. Georgia
75-5952 Trimble v. Gordon
75-6289 Moore v. City of East Cleveland, Ohio
75-6297 Fiallo v. Bell
75-6527 Ingraham v. Wright
76-15 Continental T.V., Inc. v. GTE Sylvania, Inc.
76-37 Vorchheimer v. School District of Philadelphia
76-422 Dothard v. Rawlinson (Mieth)
76-577 Zacchini v. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Co.
October Term 1977
75-1914 Monell v. Department of Social Services of the City of New York
76-419 Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. Natural Resources Defense Council
76-761 Ballew v. Georgia
76-811 Regents of University of California v. Bakke
76-1114 California v. Southland Royalty Co.
76-1151 U.S. v. Ceccolini
76-1172 First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti
76-1334 Bordenkircher v. Hayes
76-1450 Landmark Communications, Inc. v. Virginia
76-1484 Zurcher v. Stanford Daily
76-1607 S.E.C. v. Sloan
76-1621 McAdams v. McSurely
76-1662 U.S. v. Board of Commissioners of Sheffield, Alabama
76-1701 Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill
76-1750 Stump v. Sparkman
76-1810 City of Los Angeles Department of Water & Power v. Manhart
76-5729 Oliphant v. The Suquamish Indian Tribe
76-6372 Quilloin v. Walcott
77-10 Exxon v. Governor of Maryland
77-293 Kulko v. Superior Court of California in and for the City and County of San Francisco (Horn, Real Party in Interest)
77-452 Mobile Alaska Pipeline Co. v. U.S.
77-5176 Franks v. Delaware
77-5353 Mincey v. Arizona
October Term 1978
A-417 Rogers v. Lodge
77-648 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Pennzoil Producing Co.
77-752 National Labor Relations Board v. Catholic Bishop of Chicago
77-753 International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen & Helpers of America v. Daniel
77-1115 Lalli v. Lalli
77-1119 Orr v. Orr
77-1256 Marquette National Bank of Minneapolis v. First of Omaha Service Corp.
77-1305 Parklane Hosiery Co., Inc. v. Shore
77-1388 Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. White
77-1427 New York City Transit Authority v. Beazer
77-1465 Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, United States Department of Labor v. Rasmussen
77-1497 Arkansas v. Sanders
77-1511 Califano v. Yamasaki
77-1680 Michigan v. DeFillippo
77-1722 Dahlia v. U.S.
77-1724 Burks v. Lasker
77-5992 Addington v. Texas
77-6067 Duren v. Missouri
77-6431 Caban v. Mohammed
77-6673 Brown v. Texas
77-6949 Dunn v. U.S.
78-3 Parham v. Hughes
78-99 Parker v. Randolph
78-156 U.S. v. Addonizio
78-160 Wilson v. Omaha Indian Tribe
78-233 Personnel Administrator of Massachusetts v. Feeney
78-309 Touche Ross & Co. v. Redington
78-329 Bellotti v. Baird
78-349 U.S. v. Helstoski
78-354 North Carolina v. Butler
78-410 Lee-Hy Paving Corp. and Davis E. Clem v. O’Connor
78-432 United Steelworkers of America AFL-CIO-CLC v. Weber
78-437 Califano v. Westcott
78-479 Edmonds v. Compagnie Generale Transatlantique
78-488 U.S. v. 564.54 Acres of Land, More or Less, Situated in Monroe and Pike Counties, Pennsylvania
78-482 Smith v. Daily Mail Publishing Co.
78 561 U.S. v. Naftalin
78-575 Southern Railway Co. v. Seaboard Allied Milling Co.
78-647 Marchioro v. Chaney
78-680 Hutchinson v. Proxmire
78-759 Leroy v. Great Western United Corp.
78-808 Califano v. Boles
78-5066 Dunaway v. New York
78-5072 Davis v. Passman
78-5283 Jackson v. Virginia
78-5374 Smith v. Maryland
October Term 1979
77-1645 Transamerica Mortg. Advisors, Inc. (TAMA) v. Lewis
77-1844 City of Mobile, Alabama v. Bolden
78-572 United States Parole Commission v. Geraghty
78-777 U.S. v. Crews
78-904 Deposit Guaranty National Bank of Jackson, Mississippi v. Roper
78-952 Rush v. Savchuk
78-1007 Fullilove v. Klutznick
78-1078 World-Wide Volkswagen Corp. v. Woodson
78-1202 Chiarella v. U.S.
78-1261 Carlson v. Green
78-1513 U.S. v. Clark
78-1548 California Brewers Assn. v. Bryant
78-1729 U.S. v. Payner
78-1821 U.S. v. Mendenhall
78-1848 City of Rome v. U.S.
78-1871 Snepp v. U.S.
78-5420 Payton v. New York
78-5937 Ybarra v. Illinois
79-66 Aaron v. Securities and Exchange Commission
79-97 California Retail Liquor Dealers Assn. v. Midcal Aluminum, Inc.
79-198 Supreme Court of Virginia v. Consumers Union of the United States, Inc.
79-244 U.S. v. Salvucci
79-305 U.S. v. Havens
79-448 Reid v. Georgia
79-565 Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. v. Public Service Commission of New York
79-1268 Harris v. McRae
79-5146 Rawlings v. Kentucky
79-5175 Adams v. Texas
October Term 1980
83 Orig. Maryland v. Louisiana
79-404 U.S. v. Cortez
79-770 Environmental Protection Agency v. National Crushed Stone Assn.
79-870 United States Railroad Retirement Board v. Fritz
79-1013 Rubin v. U.S.
79-1068 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Associated Dry Goods
79-1266 Steadman v. S.E.C.
79-1344 Michael M. v. Superior Court of Sonoma County
79-1380 Schweiker v. Wilson
79-1749 Michigan v. Summers
79-1764 Texas Department of Community Affairs v. Burdine
79-5903 H. L. v. Matheson
79-6777 Steagald v. U.S.
80-148 Robbins v. California
80-251 Rostker v. Goldberg
80-328 New York v. Belton
80-429 County of Washington, Oregon v. Gunther
80-2078 Dames & Moore v. Regan
80-5060 Carter v. Kentucky
October Term 1981
79-1738 Nixon v. Fitzgerald
80-689 Widmar v. Vincent
80-848 Piper Aircraft v. Reyno
80-945 Harlow v. Fitzgerald
80-986 North Haven Board of Education v. Bell
80-1045 Jacksonville Bulk Terminals, Inc. v. International Longshoremen's Association
80-1074 Velde v. National Black Police Association, Inc.
80-1188 Edgar v. Mite Corp.
80-1199 American Tobacco Co. v. Patterson
80-1305 Alfred Snapp & Son, Inc. v. Puerto Rico
80-1349 Washington v. Chrisman
80-1417 Mills v. Rogers
80-1429 Youngberg v. Romeo
80-1538 Plyler v. Doe
80-1562 Marine Bank v. Weaver
80-2100 Rogers v. Lodge
80-2209 U.S. v. Ross
80-5727 Eddings v. Oklahoma
80-6298 Mills v. Habluetzel
81-9 Washington v. Seattle School District No. 1
81-31 California v. Grace Brethren Church
81-150 Northern Pipeline Construction Co. v. Marathon Pipe Line Co.
81-300 Ford Motor Co. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
81-406 Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan - Part 1
81-406 Mississippi University for Women v. Hogan - Part 2 of 2
81-611 Globe Newspaper Co. v. Superior Court for the County of Norfolk
October Term 1982
80-2146 Florida v. Royer
81-419 Texas v. Brown
81-430 Illinois v. Gates
81-469 Bush v. Lucas
81-680 Herman & MacLean v. Huddleston
81-827 Jefferson County Pharmaceutical Association v. Abbott Laboratories
81-746 Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, Inc.
81-1273 Bowsher v. Merck & Co., Inc.
81-1617 U.S. v. Place
81-1756 Lehr v. Robertson
81-1802 U.S. v. Knotts
81-1859 Illinois v. Lafayette
82-23 Marsh v. Chambers
82-34 American Paper Institute, Inc. v. American Electrical Power Service Corp.
82-52 Arizona Governing Committee for Tax Deferred Annuity and Deferred Compensation Plans v. Norris
82-256 Michigan v. Long
82-276 Dirks v. S.E.C.
82-411 Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
82-492 Solem v. Helm
82-5576 Pickett v. Brown
October Term 1983
81-1687 Sony Corporation of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc.
82-15 Oliver v. U.S.
82-357 Michigan v. Clifford
82-458 Keeton v. Hustler Magazine, Inc.
82-618 Kosak v. U.S.
82-647 Kirkpatrick v. Christian Homes of Abilene
82-795 Grove City College v. Bell
82-940 Hishon v. King & Spalding (part 1 of 2)
82-940 Hishon v. King & Spalding (part 2 of 2)
82-1127 Helicoptieros Nationales de Colombia, S.A. v. Hall
82-1167 U.S. v. Jacobsen
82-1200 Daily Income Fund, Inc. v. Fox
82-1246 Bose Corporation v. Consumers Union of the United States, Inc.
82-1326 Secretary of the Interior v. California
82-1401 Calder v. Jones
82-1554 Strickland v. Washington
82-1630 Hudson v. Palmer
82-1721 Seattle Times Co. v. Rhinehart
82-1734 Palmore v. Sidoti
82-1771 U.S. v. Leon
82-5298 Segura v. U.S.
82-5466 Welsh v. Wisconsin
83-95 Patton v. Yount
83-491 Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Lopez-Mendoza
83-710 Berkemer v. McCarty
83-724 Roberts v. United States Jaycees
83-751 S.E.C. v. Jerry T. O'Brien, Inc.
83-850 U.S. v. Karo
October Term 1984
9 Orig. U.S. v. Louisiana
35 Orig. U.S. v. Maine
82-1832 Town of Hallie v. City of Eau Claire
83-18 Dun & Bradstreet v. Greenmoss
83-529 U.S. v. Sharpe
83-712 New Jersey v. T.L.O.
83-1035 Tennessee v. Garner (& 83-1070 Memphis Police Department v. Garner)
83-1330 U.S. v. Hensley
83-1334 Winston v. Lee
83-1394 U.S. v. Locke
83-1427 Wainwright v. Witt
83-1466 Supreme Court of New Hampshire v. Piper
83-1911 Lowe v. S.E.C.
83-1961 83-1961 Landreth Timber Co. v. Landreth
83-2030 Board of Education of the City of Oklahoma City v. National Gay Rights Task Force
83-2032 I.N.S. v. Rios-Pineda
83-2097 Burger King Corp. v. Rudzewicz
83-2129 Schreiber v. Burlington Northern, Inc.
84-165 Gould v. Ruefenacht
84-233 Phillips Petroleum Co. v. Shutts
84-351 Atascadero State Hospital v. Scanlon
84-468 City of Cleburne, Texas v. Cleburne Living Center Inc.
84-679 Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards, Inc. v. Berner
October Term 1985
35 Orig. U.S. v. Maine
84-495 Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
84-755 U.S. v. Montoya De Hernandez
84-801 Midlantic National Bank v. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
84-836 Vasquez v. Hillery
84-1044 Pacific Gas & Electric Co. v. Public Utilities Commission of California
84-1181 New York v. Class
84-1340 Wygant v. Jackson Board of Education
84-1479 Kuhlmann v. Wilson
84-1513 California v. Ciraolo
84-1656 Local 28 of the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
84-1839 Schiavone v. Fortune (aka Time, Inc.)
84-1979 Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson
84-6263 Batson v. Kentucky
85-140 Bowers v. Hardwick
85-434 U.S. v. James
85-519 Randall v. Loftsgaarden
85-755 Reed v. Campbell
October Term 1986
84-6811 McCleskey v. Kemp
85-129 Wimberly v. Labor & Industrial Relations Commission of Missouri
85-494 California Federal Savings & Loan v. Guerra
85-608 Illinois v. Krull
85-693 Asahi Metal Industry Co. v. Superior Court of California, Solano County
85-701 FEC v. Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc.
85-889 Colorado v. Bertine
85-999 U.S. v. Paradise
85-1027 Arizona v.Hicks
85-1033 Kelly v. Robinson
85-1129 Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County, California (part 1 of 2)
85-1129 Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara County, California (part 2 of 2)
85-1581 Solorio v. U.S.
85-1589 Iowa Mutual Insurance Co. v. LaPlante
85-1772 Utah Division of State Lands v. U.S.
85-1835 California v. Rooney
86-71 CTS Corp. v. Dynamics Corporation of America
86-133 Nollan v. California Coastal Commission
86-341 Fort Halifax Packing Co., Inc. v. Coyne
86-421 Board of Directors of Rotary International v. Rotary Club of Duarte (part 1 of 3)
86-421 Board of Directors of Rotary International v. Rotary Club of Duarte (part 2 of 3)
86-421 Board of Directors of Rotary International v. Rotary Club of Duarte (part 3 of 3)
86-509 Bowen v. Gilliard
86-5324 Griffin v. Wisconsin
October Term 1987
86-279 Basic, Inc. v. Levinson
86-684 California v. Greenwood