Supreme Court Insight, 1975-2016, is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per curiam decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs. Content associated with each case is compiled on a dynamic page organized to facilitate understanding of the judicial process, and is also retrievable on a document-by-document basis. This collection covers content through the 2016/2017 term. Harmonized subject indexing facilitates the ability of researchers to assess specific cases and groups of cases. Organization indexing facilitates the ability of users to locate specific briefs or retrieve all briefs submitted by a single organization. Supreme Court Insight is a companion product and offers links from case-specific records to Legislative Insight and Regulatory Insight and has similar functionality designed to facilitate teaching and learning.
Supreme Court Insight makes it easy for researchers to connect Supreme Court cases to related legislative and executive branch materials. Academic librarians have reported dissatisfaction with their options for accessing Supreme Court materials online. Now, ProQuest offers a research solution that contains content through the present day, is easy to use, and offers modern researcher functionality.
Novice and expert researchers can easily locate cases in an area of interest, or by court of origin. Users can also search by organization or personal names, including names of petitioners, respondents and attorneys. Case compilation pages facilitate understanding of the judicial process and help users quickly identify content in Petition and Merit Stages. Amicus brief indexing allows researchers to retrieve all briefs submitted by a single organization or a Member of Congress. Pro and con positions are also noted.
Case history is organized to reflect the Supreme Court process: Petition stage, Merit stage and Resolution stage.
Researchers can spend time conducting research instead of time searching for and compiling materials. ProQuest’s unique value-add includes harmonized subject and organization indexing and a dynamic compilations page for each case. Further, links enable users to access other entitled related content in other products.
Expert indexing facilitates research in specific areas, such as 'by subject', bringing back similar Supreme Court cases; ‘by organization’; cases tagged by court of origin; briefs tagged by Petition/Merit stage; Amicus briefs showing the pro/con position and 'by Justice'.