Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Law Library of Congress Publishes Free Digital Copies of United States Reports from 1791 to 2004

The Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. has released more than 35,000 Supreme Court cases in page image format, all for free. All the cases had originally been published in the printed bound editions of United States Reports:
"United States Reports is a series of bound case reporters that are the official reports of decisions for the United States Supreme Court dating to the court’s first decision in 1791 and to earlier courts that preceded the Supreme Court in the colonial era. The Library’s new online collection offers access to individual cases published in volumes 1-542 of the bound edition. This collection of Supreme Court cases is fully searchable. Filters allow users to narrow their searches by date, name of the justice authoring the opinion, subject and by the main legal concepts at issue in each case. PDF versions of individual cases can be viewed and downloaded." (...)

"The digital versions of the U.S. Reports in the new collection were acquired by the Law Library of Congress through a purchase agreement with William S. Hein & Co. Inc. The acquisition is part of the Law Library’s transition to a digital future and in support of its efforts to make historical U.S. public domain legal materials freely and easily available to Congress and the world. Users can access this collection from a link on loc.gov and law.gov."

"More recent editions of the U.S. Reports from 1987 to the present are available online from the U.S. Supreme Court."

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