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Appellate Briefs And Opinions

This page provides access to all merits briefs filed in the courts of appeals by the Appellate Section since September 1, 1999, as well as selected briefs filed before that date.  Copies of briefs filed in the Supreme Court are available from the Office of the Solicitor General

While we endeavor to ensure that the electronic copies of briefs on this site are complete and accurate (apart from formatting changes necessitated by the conversion to HTML or PDF format), errors or omissions may occur. The official text of any brief is the text filed with the court.

Many of the opinions referred to on this page are available on websites maintained by the courts or educational institutions. (Emory Law Library has a list of these sites.)  Where possible, references to judicial opinions include links to electronic versions of the opinion maintained by the court.  The Department of Justice exercises no control over these sites and provides links to the opinions only as a convenience for the readers of this page. 

Browse Briefs by Category

Access to Justice
Affirmative Action
Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Constitutionality of Federal Statutes
Employment Discrimination (Race, National Origin, Sex, and Religion)
Equal Credit Opportunity Act
Equal Protection Clause
Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Institutionalized Persons
Police Misconduct (Civil Cases)
Religion Cases
Servicemember Cases
Third Party Intervention in Civil Rights Cases
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Updated March 8, 2019