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Dockets, Court Documents, Transcripts, and Recordings

U.S. Supreme Court Transcripts and Recordings: Major Resources

The U.S. Supreme Court began recording of oral arguments in 1955 but has been historically reluctant to share its recordings with the public, previously suing a professor for publishing audio recordings and continuing to ban video recordings.

Currently, the Court posts audio and transcripts of oral argument on the Friday after the arguments were held, with occasional same day audio and transcripts for major cases:

For older cases, the best resource is:

Selected transcripts are also included in ProQuest's Supreme Court Insight database and available on Lexis, Westlaw, and microfiche: