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How to read a court case

Generally, "How to read a case" by Dr. Julie Novokov, Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies, University at Albany, SUNY


Nexis Uni Datbase for federal court cases


Brown v. Bd. of Educ., 347 U.S. 483

Decision date?

Court argued?

Supreme Court case overturned?



Shepard's Citations

Legal cases are connected together through the use of citation analyses created by groups like Shepard's Citation service.



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