Happy (Free Law) Independence Day!


All of us at Justia – human and pup alike – would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!

Given what we do here, it shouldn’t be any surprise that we’d also like to declare this Free Law Independence Day. To paraphrase Richard Henry Lee’s famous resolution,  and with a little help from our friends at Law.gov, let it be resolved:

That Law is, and of right ought to be, free and independent. That it should readily be available to all without allegiance to any one publisher, and that all connection to direct fees for dissemination of primary legal materials should be totally dissolved.

For anyone interested, below are some “Happy Birthday America!” (as Tim would say 🙂 links:

Declaration of Independence: Primary Documents from the Library of Congress

Federal Holidays: Evolution and Application, CRS Report for Congress, 98-301 GOV, 1999

5 USC 6103 Federal Holidays