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Court Listener, founded in 2010 by Brian W. Carver and Michael Lissner, is a free legal research platform – an alternative to fee-based research databases. This project is sponsored by the Non-Profit Free Law Project and offers coverage of millions of legal opinions from federal and state courts, and most recently even oral arguments from […]

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The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has recently announced some changes being made to its PACER database. On August 11, a change was made to the PACER architecture in preparation for the implementation of the next generation of the judiciary’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system. NextGen CM/ECF replaces the older CM/ECF system and […]

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Among the many initiatives delivering access to court opinions online for free is a project made possible through the partnership of the federal Judiciary and the Government Printing Office providing free online access to federal court opinions on the GPO’s Federal Digital System, FDsys.  This project now includes 64 federal courts publishing opinions on FDsys, […]

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Here is an iphone app that offers access to Federal court information including: full text of all of the federal rules of procedure and the local rules for every federal court in the county – including district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts. Provides access to PACER, the address of every district, bankruptcy, and appellate court in […]

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The United States Courts website includes a podcasts page featuring  the Federal Rulemaking Podcasts, Court Shorts Podcasts, and now newly added Supreme Court Landmarks Podcasts. This podcast series features landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases that have shaped history and continue to affect American life. In each episode we briefly discuss a different landmark case with […]

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The American Constitution Society (ACS) for Law and Policy has put effort in making the process of becoming a federal judge more transparent.  As mentioned on the ACS’ website, ACS hosts panels and conference calls with judges who are willing to give advice on how to become a judge, it provides opportunities for law students […]

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Justia.com launched a free service providing Daily & Weekly Opinion Summaries for all Federal Courts, and selected State Supreme Courts.  The daily summaries are also available by practice area.  To receive the summaries, users need to register with Justia.com, unless they already have an account.  See the following examples of daily email for the U.S. 9th […]

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Happy Birthday, Earl Warren!

The famous Chief Justice turns 120 this week and the Law Library is having a party in his honor!  Come by on Monday at 2:30 p.m. and help us celebrate his full and exciting life. Earl Warren said: “Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.”  It seems he was […]

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Federal Judicial Center (FJC), created in 1967, is the education and research agency for the federal courts. On its website it provides information about its publications & videos, international judicial relations, federal judiciary history, and educational programs & materials.  Recently, it has published the sixth edition of the Manual on Recurring Problems in Criminal Trials. This […]

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Statistical Reports of the U.S. Courts

The U.S. Courts website includes a page listing various statistical reports. Annual Report of the Director: Judicial Business of the United States (available online since 1997) Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act Statistics (tables are available for 2008 calendar year) Bankruptcy Statistics (Some tables date back to 1990s. Additional statistics are available via PACER.) […]

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