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Sources of Statistics for Legal Writing


Journal of the Supreme Court

  • The Supreme Court publishes statistics for each term in the Journal of the Supreme Court, which contains the Court's official minutes
  • Most recent statistics available are for October Term 2019


  • This news/analysis website maintains ongoing statistics for the current term
  • "Stat Packs" are also available for prior terms beginning with OT 1995

Harvard Law Review

Empirical Scotus

  • A blog "designed to look at contemporary and historical Supreme Court issues at an empirical level"
  • Browse the archive or use the search bar to check if Empirical Scotus has compiled statistics for your issue

Spaeth Supreme Court Database

  • Coded data on Supreme Court cases from 1953-present, downloadable in various formats for analysis