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Issued between 1937 and 1975
Federal Legal Information Through ElectronicsContains
7,407 Decisions from volumes 300 through 422 of US Reports.
This system contains the full text of 7,407 U.S. Supreme Court
Decisions from 1937 to 1975. Decisions are available as ASCII text files
that can be read on your browser's screen or saved to your hard drive and
accessed by using most word processor programs. Most Decisions are very
large and may take a while to download if you have a slow internet
connection. After conducting a search, the search results screen lists the
size of the Decision in bytes so that you can esimate download times.
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