Answered By: Kate Britt
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2018     Views: 8

The preface to Rose’s Notes states that it contains “chronologically arranged syllabi of all points of law determined in the Supreme Court Decisions; and…notes appended to such syllabi, based upon and collecting all the subsequent citing cases pertaining thereto.”

Rose’s Notes is like an early, more informative Shepard’s for Supreme Court Cases. The Supreme Court cases are cited in chronological order. Under each case are small summaries in bold-faced type of the main legal principles the case addresses – much like headnotes. Under each “headnote,” are listed brief case annotations about the other cases that have cited the Supreme Court case with reference to the topic addressed in that headnote.

Rose’s Notes covers United States Supreme Court Cases from 2 Dallas (=2 U.S.) to 241 U.S. (1915) There is a supplement that covers up to 283 U.S. (1930). They are shelved between U.S. Law Week and United States Supreme Court Digest. (SMITH KF 101.1 .R67 1917x)

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