There has been a vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States since the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016. This past week saw the nomination of Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. With this nomination, there has been an upsurge of interest in the prior opinions of Judge Gorsuch. These decisions can easily be found on Fastcase.
One benefit of a full text database like Fastcase is that every portion of the text can be searched. This includes footnotes, headnotes, and basic party information about the case. To search for Judge Gorsuch, it is as easy as searching for both his first name and last name: Neil AND Gorsuch
When you run the search, Fastcase’s search algorithms will look for both search terms in the entire document and display the results.
You can also sort your search results by date by clicking on “Decision date” in the upper right hand corner.