Thursday, February 14, 2008
This makes me very happy, from Above the Law:
2. PreCYdent. PLoL isn't the only free law library on the web. From a tipster:
Have you posted about Professor Tom Smith's new research tool, PreCYdent? It's an amazing concept and it works quite well, even though only in its early stages.
A description from Professor Smith:
Right now our library consists of all US Supreme Court cases and US Court of Appeals cases going back to the 1950s (i.e. F.3d and F.2d). Automatic updaters are in place, so new cases are uploaded in slip opinion form as soon as they are released by these courts. We are working on having the last ten years of cases from all 50 states available soon. Everything is in XML.
It's free. We believe that all law that is in the public domain should be available to everybody for free. Personally, I think I paid for it once already around April 15th or so.
check out the comments too, especially this one: