The Constitution of the United States of America


Analysis and Interpretation

Annotations of Cases Decided by the
Supreme Court of the United States


Files can be downloaded directly from both the 1992 Edition and 1996 Supplement below, or the publications can also be searched by keyword.

1996 Supplement: Cases Decided to July 1, 1996

Senate Document No. 104-14 
PDF (645k) 
  NOTE: Certain documents from the 1992 Edition have been supplemented in the 1996 Supplement

1992 Edition: Cases Decided to June 29, 1992

Senate Document No. 103-6 
PDF (82k)  Title Page (also see Supplement)
PDF (2k)  Special Thanks To


(For contents in detail, see separate table of contents
at beginning of each Article and Amendment)
PDF (11k)  Public Law 91-589: Authorization
PDF (23k)    Introduction to the 1992 Edition
PDF (29k)    Historical Note on Formation of the Constitution
PDF (49k)  Text of the Constitution (Literal Print)
PDF (74k)    Text of the Amendments (Literal Print)
PDF (15k)    Proposed Amendments not Ratified by the States

The Constitution with Annotations

PDF (6k)    Preamble
PDF (1,542k)    Article I. Legislative Department (also see Supplement)
PDF (818k)  Article II. Executive Department (also see Supplement)
PDF (1,101k)  Article III. Judicial Department (also see Supplement)
PDF (283k)    Article IV. States' Relations
PDF (78k)    Article V. Mode of Amendment
PDF (145k)  Article VI. Prior Debts, National Supremacy, Oaths of Office
PDF (7k)  Article VII. Ratification

Amendments to the Constitution

PDF (57k)  First Through Tenth Amendments: Bill of Rights
PDF (1,007k)    First Amendment--Religion and Expression (also see Supplement)
PDF (15k)  Second Amendment--Bearing Arms (also see Supplement)
PDF (4k)    Third Amendment--Quartering Soldiers
PDF (337k)    Fourth Amendment--Search and Seizure (also see Supplement)
PDF (575k)    Fifth Amendment--Rights of Persons (also see Supplement)
PDF (237k)    Sixth Amendment--Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions(also see Supplement)
PDF (73k)    Seventh Amendment--Civil Trials (also see Supplement)
PDF (159k)    Eighth Amendment--Further Guarantees in Criminal Cases (also see Supplement)
PDF (18k)    Ninth Amendment--Unenumerated Rights
PDF (49k)  Tenth Amendment--Reserved Powers (also see Supplement)
PDF (121k)    Eleventh Amendment--Suits Against States (also see Supplement)
PDF (9k)  Twelfth Amendment--Election of President
PDF (39k)    Thirteenth Amendment--Slavery and Involuntary Servitude
PDF (1,647k)     Fourteenth Amendment--Rights Guaranteed: Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process, and Equal Protection(also see Supplement)
PDF (60k)    Fifteenth Amendment--Rights of Citizens to Vote
PDF (53k)  Sixteenth Amendment--Income Tax
PDF (11k)  Seventeenth Amendment--Popular Election of Senators
PDF (12k)    Eighteenth Amendment--Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors
PDF (8k)  Nineteenth Amendment--Women's Suffrage Rights
PDF (15k)    Twentieth Amendment--Terms of President, Vice President, Members of Congress: Presidential Vacancy
PDF (38k)    Twenty-First Amendment--Repeal of Eighteenth Amendment (also see Supplement)
PDF (5k)    Twenty-Second Amendment--Presidential Tenure
PDF (7k)    Twenty-Third Amendment--Presidential Electors for the District of Columbia
PDF (9k)    Twenty-Fourth Amendment--Abolition of the Poll Tax Qualification in Federal Elections
PDF (12k)  Twenty-Fifth Amendment--Presidential Vacancy, Disability, and Inability
PDF (5k)    Twenty-Sixth Amendment--Reduction of Voting Age Qualification
PDF (8k)    Twenty-Seventh Amendment--Congressional Pay Limitation

PDF (111k)    Acts of Congress Held Unconstitutional in Whole or in Part by the Supreme Court of the United States (also see Supplement)
PDF (685k)    State Constitutional and Statutory Provisions and Municipal Ordinances Held Unconstitutional on their Face or as Administered (also see Supplement)
PDF (49k)    Supreme Court Decisions Overruled by Subsequent Decision (also see Supplement)
PDF (680k)    Table of Cases (also see Supplement)
PDF (210k)    Index (also see Supplement)

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