Thursday, November 29, 2007

ABA's Top 100 Law Blogs

The ABA has released its list of the top 100 law blogs. It's a great list of blogs (and everyone likes lists), but be sure to check out the ABA's blog directory. It is a much more comprehensive list of legal blogs organized by subject.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Free PACER Access at State Library

The State Library of Ohio is now providing free PACER access as part of a joint pilot project of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and GPO. Read all about it.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Barry Bonds Indicted

Barry Bonds was indicted yesterday on four counts of perjury. Read the indictment here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Free WSJ.com

It looks like the Wall Street Journal's website is about to be made freely available.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A New Way to Search for Federal Cases

From Tom Mighell at Inter Alia:
Have you checked out AltLaw yet? It's a search engine that will let you search the full text of U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit Appeals Court opinions. The current coverage from these courts is so far not great, but still pretty impressive: Supreme Court opinions from May 1991, and circuit court opinions from various dates (the earliest 1992), depending on the court. Currently there are more than 184,000 cases in the database.

The search function is pretty easy to use -- just enter your terms, and the results allow you to view an HTML preview of the opinion. You can then download the original opinion in PDF, or get a text-only version.

AltLaw is a joint project of Columbia and University of Colorado Law Schools. It has a long way to go, but as a free search tool for case law, it's a promising start.

Do law professors have a duty to help student deal with disappointing grades?

A good post discussing an interesting paper at the Law School Innovation blog.

World's Weirdest Cases and Dumbest Laws

WisBlawg has the details.