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See also the resource page for the Indian Claims Commission.

Indian Law News Bulletins - National Indian Law Library - Includes federal, state, and supreme court case updates. Use the custom search box to find cases going back 10+ years.

Findlaw - Cases from most federal and state jurisdictions.

Search US Circuit Courts of Appeals - (Legal Information Institute, Cornell University). Search cases from one or more courts, generally 1995 - present.

NARF Case Summaries


Supreme Court

Tribal Supreme Court Project -Native American Rights Fund - Includes selected case dockets and documents.

U.S. Supreme Court - Official website of the United States Supreme Court. Recent opinions, oral arguments, calendars, docket and other court information.

Indian Law Bulletin: Supreme Court - National Indian Law Library -

University of Oklahoma Law Library - Find archives of NILL's Supreme Court Update back to 1997.

Tribal Court Clearinghouse - Summaries of Supreme Court decisions in Indian Law cases back to 1991, with links to the full text of decisions.

Cornell's Legal Information Institute, Supreme Court Collection - Search for Supreme Court decisions and orders in pending cases.

Seminal Supreme Court Cases Regarding Federal Indian Law - (Wisconsin Judicare's Indian Law Office) Links to current and historical opinions.

lexisONE - U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1790 and selected federal and state cases from January 1, 1996.

Seminal U.S. Supreme Court Cases Regarding Federal Indian Law - (Wisconsin Judicare's Indian Law Office). Links to current and historical opinions -- 1831 to present.

Supreme Court Review - (Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project, University of Oklahoma Law Library). Status of Native American cases before the U.S. Supreme Court 1997 - present. 

SCOTUSblog - Supreme Court of the United States Blog - "Devoted to comprehensively covering the U.S. Supreme Court without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards.  The blog is provided as a public service and is sponsored by Bloomberg Law."

Book: Landmark Indian Law Cases edited by the National Indian Law Library and published by W.S. .

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