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United States Constitutional Law: Authoritative Websites & Online Guides

This guide is intended to assist the user with basic constitutional law research, as well as to provide the researcher with further resources to consult. The most important sources are outlined including primary sources, treatises, hornbooks and more.

Constitutional Law Authoritative Websites & Online Guides

Constitutional Law Authoritative Websites & Online Guides

  • Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute (LII)
    • This website provides an overview of constitutional law, discussing certain articles and amendments and the text of the Constitution, historical documents, historical and recent constitutional law case decisions, state constitutions, constitutions of other countries, and other key internet sources.
  • FindLaw
    • This website contains Findlaw’s constitution library, which contains the text of the U.S. constitution as well as annotations. This website also has a Supreme Court Center. This website, which is fully searchable, contains a plethora of information about Supreme Court cases (including briefs, orders, rules, decisions and the court docket), biographies of justices, as well as commentary and analysis regarding current Supreme Court issues.
  • Georgetown Law Library Constitutional Law Research Guide
    • This website provides a foundation for research in both federal and state constitutional law, listing both primary and secondary resources. It also provides a link to Georgetown’s Supreme Court Research Guide.
  • Gov Info
    • This site allows you to search and browse the Constitution, as well as its analyses and interpretations.
  • Library of Congress
    • This website has a number of versions of the Constitution with text and commentaries, as well as many historical texts, Supreme Court decisions and legal guides.
  • Supreme Court of the United States
    • This is the official website for the Supreme Court. This website contains information about the Supreme Court, the Court’s rules and case handling guides. The Court’s docket, as well as briefs, opinions and orders can be fully searched.
  • Constitution Annotated
    • This website provided by Congress offers analysis and interpretation of the Constitution along with other resources such as primary documents and articles about specific issues.