Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 837

You can find the text of this case from the Academic Universe (Lexis/Nexis) database.

Go to the Library Home Page ( and click on the "Article Databases" link. Then select "Academic Universe" from the alphabetic list.

If you are accessing the database from off-campus, you may be asked to log in via the Keystone Library Network PASS (Patron Authentication System) page. If you get this page, use the block on the left and enter your Library identification (the 16-digit number on your I-Card) and your last name. You will then be passed to the database.

Once connected to Academic Universe, look for the section in the middle that says "Look Up A Legal Case". The easiest way to find the case is to use the "by Parties" option and put Baker in the 1st box and Owen in the 2nd box. Then click "GO".

This will give a list of results. The first item should be the Baker v. Owen listing with the Supreme Court citation that you have. Click on the case name link to get the full report.

The full report doesn't say much. The reason is because the Supreme Court just affirmed the decision of the lower court. To find the details of the case, you need to look at the lower court report.

Fortunately, Academic Universe provides a link to the District Court report. You'll see the citation listed as 395 F. Supp 294. Click that link and you'll get the full case write up. Then you can print, save, or e-mail the text.

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