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Lawyers, judges, academics, and students wishing to read the decisions of the Supreme Court may utilize any of these reporters, and references to the Court’s decisions usually cite all three. For example, the Pentagon papers case, New York Times v. S. Ct. Ed. 2d 822 (1971). This indicates that the case can be located in Volume 403 of the United States Reports, beginning on page 713, or Volume 91, page 2140, and Volume 29, page 822, of the Supreme Court Reporter and Lawyers’ Edition, respectively.
2 The Federal Court System and to settle controversies about disputed legal principles. Both trial and appellate courts are called on from time to time to decide questions of constitutional law. Each state has a court of last resort, usually called the state supreme court, which speaks with finality on matters of state law. S. Supreme Court. The Federal Court System The national government operates its own system of federal courts with authority throughout the United States and its territories.
Plenary decisions are characterized by the submission of briefs by the parties, oral argument, and the issuance of full opinions from the Court. • The justices reach their decisions in private conferences in which votes are taken and opinion assignments are made. • Decisions and their accompanying opinions are published in the United States Reports, the Supreme Court Reporter, and the Lawyers’ Edition. The Court also makes electronic versions of its decisions available to the public via the Internet.