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AltLaw is a new legal search site, still in beta version. Here’s a description from the site:

The law is meant to belong to the people, but it can be surprisingly hard to find. Case reports, a major part of the laws of the United States, are hard to get at, and even when on the Internet, rarely searchable. To get full access you generally need either a library of law reports, or an expensive subscription to an online database, which can cost hundreds of dollars per hour.

AltLaw is a small effort to change that—to make the common law a bit more common. AltLaw provides the first free, full-text searchable database of Supreme Court and Federal Appellate case reports. It is a resource for attorneys, legal scholars, and the general public.

AltLaw Features

  • Full text search of the last decade or so of federal appellate and Supreme Court opinions.
  • Advanced search options (proximity searching, Boolean, concentration, wildcards, etc.)
  • Fast and free
  • Updated daily (not yet, work in progress)

AltLaw Limits

  • Coverage, for most Circuits, limited to about the last 10 to 15 years.
  • West Reporter Citations (i.e., 23 F.3d 178) not yet available (work in progress)
  • As of yet, no state law or district court cases.

AltLaw is a joint project of Columbia Law School’s Program on Law and Technology, and the Silicon Flatirons Program at the University of Colorado Law School.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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