Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: Opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Why you'd want them: To learn more about the judicial branch of government and what cases Supreme Court Justices are hearing. The cases often are interesting, such as an opinion issued in April about a Kansas criminal case that reads like an episode of "Law & Order."
Where you get the records: Go to www.supremecourtus.gov. Click on the "Opinions" link.
How much it will cost: The information is free.