March 12, 2012
Google Adjusts Citator in Google Scholar Legal Opinions
Google made a significant change last week to the way it displays citing cases in Google Scholar case displays:
Today [March 8], we are changing how we present citations to legal opinions. Now, instead of sorting the citing documents by their prominence, we sort them by the extent of discussion of the cited case. Opinions that discuss the cited case in detail are presented before ones that mention the case briefly. We indicate the extent of discussion visually and indicate opinions that discuss the cited case at length, that discuss it moderately and those that discuss it briefly. Opinions that don't discuss the cited case are left unmarked.
Sounds an awful lot like the citation philosophy in KeyCite. [MG]
Does anyone know why some cases are not displaying the new features? see 217 F. Supp. 2d 767, for example?
Posted by: Sue | Mar 12, 2012 12:06:28 PM