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Supreme Court Insight: About

What is Supreme Court Insight?

Supreme Court Insight, 1975-2016, is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per decision, 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 access 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 to Legislative Insight and Regulatory Insight and has similar functionality designed to facilitate teaching and learning.  It offers links from case-specific records to other ProQuest Congressional products, including Legislative Insight and Regulatory Insight, for entitled customers.

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Load Status And Schedule:

What will be included in the complete product and when will it be completed?
SCI will be completely loaded at the end of 2017 and contain content from 1975 through the 2016/2017 term.

What content is currently loaded/when will we be 25% loaded?
Currently almost 500 selected cases are loaded from 2004-2014/2015 term. The cases are all essentially complete, meaning that all of the key documents associated with each case are online. All of the cases from 2004-2014/2015 plus the 2015/2016 term will all be online by the end of January 2017, and at that point we will have more than 25% of the product years covered.

In what order will the content be loaded?
In Q1 2017 we will begin working forwards and backwards, loading both older and newer content.

What about the 2016/2017 cases?
We will begin loading the 2016/2017 content in Q1 and we will develop a process for adding and updating pending cases. We don’t have the final word on the timeliness and frequency of updates. Once we establish a process for handling the pending cases, we won’t wait until the case  is complete to load it, but will load on an ongoing basis. I would estimate that it will be a matter of weeks between the time we acquire the content and the time it can go online because we add a lot of value to support our functionality

What is the 2017 load schedule for the retrospective content?

  • Q2 1995-2004
  • Q3 1985-1994
  • Q4 1975-1984