Use this technique to help narrow your search to cases where a particular judge was involved.

  1. Set your jurisdiction to the judge's court
  2. Enter your keyword search query into the search
  3. At the end of your keyword search query, enter judge: followed by the judge's last name

Example:

This judge: search technique will show you:

  • Cases where the judge authored the order/opinion
  • Cases where the judge provided or was associated with a concurring opinion
  • Cases where the judge provided or was associated with a dissenting opinion

TIP: Common Last Names

If your judge has a common last name, try searching for his/her full name in quotes:

Note: that this will exclude opinions in which only the judge's last name is listed.


TIP: Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Opinions

To find opinions where a specific justice delivered the opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court, use the following technique:

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