Answered By: Kate Britt
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2018     Views: 3

Several websites provide free access to federal and state case law.

  • Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com
    • State Appellate and Supreme Court cases 1950-date
    • US Federal Court cases 1923-date
    • US Supreme Court cases 1791-date
  • Open Jurist https://openjurist.org/
    • US Supreme Court cases: 1790-date
    • US federal Court Cases: 1880-date
  • Find Law http://caselaw.findlaw.com/
    • US Supreme Court cases: 1893-date
    • US Federal Court cases: coverage varies
    • US State Court cases: coverage varies
  • Legal Information Institute (Cornell) https://www.law.cornell.edu/
    • US Supreme Court cases: 1803-date
    • US Federal Court cases: 1992-date
  • Ravel Law https://www.ravellaw.com/search
    • All published cases, from every state and federal court, from all time periods.
    • State trial court cases in New York, Delaware, and Connecticut.
    • Comprehensive coverage of unpublished cases from May 15, 2015 onwards. Prior to that date, coverage of unpublished cases is broad but not comprehensive.

 

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