I wish to thank the Department of Economics at Duke University for its generosity with its resources during my sabbatical (1993-4). I thank and commend the reference and government documents librarians at Perkins Library, Duke University, for their assistance. This project would not have been possible without the sabbatical salary support of Saint Olaf College; I am most greatful for this.
This project is dedicated to my wife, collegaue, and coworker Rebecca Judge who has been supporting me with love and economic analysis since my first course in antitrust.
Cases heard by the Supreme Court will have numbers assigned to them of the form "nnn U.S. mmm" where "nnn" and "mmm" are numbers. The "nnn" provides the volume of United States Reports that the case appears in and "mmm" gives the first page. So, 221 U.S. 1 refers to U.S. Reports, volume 221, page 1.
Some Supreme Court cases have not yet been assigned volume and page numbers by the Court. For these a docket number is provided for identification. Incidentally, it is by docet number that cases are filed in Project Hermes (see above).
Cases heard in U.S. District Court and in the Courts of Appeal follow a different numbering scheme. Below are some examples.