Case Law Just Wants to Be Free

That’s the argument in a great posting by Bob Ambrogi, which describes the history of the last quarter century of providing greater public access to the decisions of the courts.

According to Bob, it’s all over for American caselaw, as of February 11, 2008.


  1. A lot of the announcements about this development don’t seem to give full credit to the LIIs. Cornell’s LII has had the full body of US supreme court decisions available for free for years. That’s not to understate the importance of these new options, which offer added features and additional content, but still…

  2. er…I should have double checked that before I commented – only 600+ decisions pre-1990.