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美国十大免费法律网站的利与弊

博主按:互联网时代,法律资讯的获取变的异常便捷。除了学校订购的WESTLAW、Heinonline等专业法律数据库,众多的法律信息网站都可以免费检索到最新的法律资讯。如何获取您最需要的研究信息?您就需要了解不同网站的特点。近日美国一律师对美国最流行的十个免费法律案例网站进行了点评,对国内的法律研究者也颇有参考价值。

Free is good. But free is not necessarily equal. Below are 10 sites that provide free access to case law. Each has its peculiar strengths and weaknesses. Which is right for your research project? The answer depends on what you need.

1. Fastcase and Casemaker. These two commercial services qualify as free only if you happen to belong to a state bar association that offers one as a member benefit. Twenty-eight state bars offer Casemaker, and 14 offer Fastcase.

Of the two, Fastcase has a slight edge, both in coverage and usability. Its Supreme Court library dates back to 1754. Its federal circuit cases start from the beginning of the Federal Reporter second series in 1925 and its federal district court cases go back to 1912.
 
For Casemaker, its Supreme Court library also dates back to 1754. Its federal circuit library goes back to 1930 and its federal district court cases go back to 1932.

Both services have appellate cases from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with coverage varying widely by state. All Fastcase libraries go back at least to 1950. Several Casemaker state libraries go back even farther, to 1930 and earlier.

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