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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Beta version of the Public Library of Law

Fastcase has launched the beta version of the Public Library of Law.  Excerpt:

Searching the Web is easy. Why should searching the law be any different? That's why Fastcase has created the Public Library of Law -- to make it easy to find the law online. PLoL is the largest free law library in the world, because we assemble law available for free scattered across many different sites -- all in one place. PLoL is the best starting place to find law on the Web.

What is available on PLoL?

  • Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals
  • Cases from all 50 states back to 1997
  • Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states
  • Regulations, court rules, constitutions, and more!

PLoL also includes free links to paid content on Fastcase....

PS:  For some of the background, see my posts (one, two) on the Fastcase-Public.Resource.Org joint project to provide OA to US federal case law.  PLoL, however, goes well beyond federal case law.