Thursday, May 08, 2008

PLoL: Public Library of Law

In keeping with our recent theme of suggesting sources for free online access to primary legal materials, here is yet another source for such information. The Public Library of Law (PLoL) offers free online access to primary sources of United States law. An unusual and worthwhile feature of PLoL is that PLoL obtains results from what it determines to be the most authoritative free online source.

The case law database includes all U.S. Supreme Court opinions, federal circuit court opinions from 1950 to the present, and state supreme and appellate court opinions from 1997 to the present. (Note that viewing judicial opinions requires free registration).

Also available are state and federal statutes and constitutions, state and federal court rules, federal regulations, and selected state regulations.

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