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"Brand-name" Supreme Court cases

kleenex A surprising number of cases in the LII’s Supreme Court collection are asked for by name — that is, as the end-point of a search for the names of the parties. The top five brand-name cases are:

This ordering probably isn’t strictly accurate — people find an astonishing number of ways to search for a particular case, and there are nearly as many searches for “Gore vs. Bush” as there are for “Bush v. Gore”. No surprises in the rankings, really, though we might have expected Brown v. Board to place higher (it comes in sixth), and Roper v. Simmons ranks higher than we might have predicted — though the juvenile death penalty is probably a fairly compelling topic for school reports.