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-Spencer L. Simons, former Director, O'Quinn Law Library and Associate Professor of Law
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Easy Access to Federal Court Opinions Online
This week the Federal Law Librarians Special Interest Section of
the Law Librarians Society of Washington, D.C., announced a new online resource available on their site, entitled Quick
Links and Sources to U.S. Court Opinions. The new website presents quick
links to all major sources for U.S. Court opinions including sites for recent
years, sites for recent and historical years, and subscription sites. It also
presents direct links to court opinion sites of specific U.S. courts such as
the U.S. courts of appeals as well links to opinion sites to those courts
before the 1990’s. Each specific’s court’s abbreviation and city location
can also be found and there is an example of how new slip opinions can be
cited. Though this list is of most use for finding opinions from the federal courts, it links to Cornell's Legal Information Institute for Texas opinions. Provided this list is updated consistently, it will be a useful bookmark for any practitioner seeking quick access to case law.