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PreCYdent Hi Friends,

More free case law has come online. PreCYdent has added 300,000 Federal cases to their database at They have built in some nice community tools for commenting and rating the cases. And they have a new search engine that is focused on the link structure of cases. Bob Ambrogi’s initial take was that it is pretty good. They are calling their site a “true Alpha” and they are taking comments from all interested parties to improve it. I will test it out over the weekend before the Superbowl :).

It will all be and continue to be free. PreCYdent will support the company with advertising sales.

us-supreme-court.jpgI found this photo of the U.S. Supreme Court on flickr, the photo-sharing website owned by Yahoo!. Sure, there are a lot of photos on flickr. However, this photo was uploaded by the Library of Congress. Is this the federal government’s entrée into social networking? What next? Barack, Hillary, John, Mitt and Mike “friending” us on Facebook? 😉 In all seriousness, this is a great step towards increasing the accessibility of our government resources. I find it so much easier to find photos on flickr than using the boolean search on the Library of Congress website. And, if you look very closely, you’ll only see 48 stars on the U.S. flag.