More free case law has come online. PreCYdent has added 300,000 Federal cases to their database at http://www.PreCYdent.com. 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.
There is also a nice interview with PreCYdent’s Thomas A. Smith on the Law Librarian Blog.
In the interview Tom said that PreCYdent has all of the US Supreme Court cases and US Court of Appeals cases back to the 1950s and that they plan to soon have state cases going back 10 years or more from all 50 states, and ultimately all state and federal cases back to the beginning, as well as statutory and administrative materials.
The PreCYdent site is really nice. Check it out! Congrats to the PreCYdent team!!!
Source: Sophisticated Search for Public Domain Law from Bob Ambrogi’s LawSites Blog.
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