Access to the Justices' Papers: A Better Balance
110 Law Library Journal 185 (2018)
37 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2018 Last revised: 6 Sep 2018
Date Written: September 5, 2018
This article explores the history of Supreme Court Justices’ papers and their status as private property. It discusses questions of access, the public’s interest in understanding the Court and its decisions, and the effect of the Justices’ papers on scholarship and popular research. Several options for encouraging greater openness are proposed.
Keywords: U.S. Supreme Court, archival collections, deeds of gift, public papers
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