Thursday, November 19, 2009
As of Nov. 17, Google Scholar began providing an online, searchable database of U.S. federal and state district, appellate, and supreme court decisions. The database provides full text versions of the opinions, can be searched by topic, and provides links to citing and related cases. The database appears to contain cases from 1990 forward, but a simple search located a 1969 decision from the Idaho State Supreme Court.
According to Google, "this addition to Google Scholar will empower the average citizen by helping everyone learn more about the laws that govern us all." Google Blog, Finding the law that governs us all, Nov. 17, 2009.
Special thanks to Hani Sarji (LL.M in Tax candidate at New York Law School) for providing this information.