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Court Briefs & Oral Arguments

Identifies print and online sources, free and commercial, for briefs and oral arguments


The Ninth Circuit hears appeals from the U.S. District Courts in nine Western states, including Washington.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, states covered

Free Online Sources

Online Commercial Sources

Access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and WestlawNext is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Washington School of Law and to other people who have individual passwords and IDs.

In the Gallagher Law Library

In the Law Library, briefs submitted to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals are available in paper and microfiche. Both collections are organized by docket number.

Years Docket Nos. Format Location
1892 - 2008

1892-30 to 09-71532

paper Compact Stacks
1985 - 2004 85-1041 to 08-99006 fiche KF112 / Reference Area

Since the Court began requiring e-filing in Jan. 2009, it suspended distribution of print briefs. Thus the Library's collection ends in 2009. Use one of the online sources mentioned above.