Bridging the DiGital Divide: A New Vendor in Town? Google Scholar Now Includes Case Law | LLRX.com

Bridging the DiGital Divide: A New Vendor in Town? Google Scholar Now Includes Case Law | LLRX.com

By John J. DiGilio, Published on November 18, 2009

Searching for case law on Google is simple and versatile. You can search by case name, topic, or even phrase (“separate but equal” is the example they use). All you need to do is go to Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com) and click the new radio button for “Legal opinions and journals”.

Google Scholar includes “opinions for US state appellate and supreme court cases since 1950, US federal district, appellate, tax and bankruptcy courts since 1923 and US Supreme Court cases since 1791”. Many will point out that this is limited in comparison to most major legal information vendors. However, considering that searching and reading case law on Google is free, it is doubtful many will complain.

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