New Source of Free U.S. Court Decisions: Weekly Report of Current Opinions (RECOP)

In 2011, Public.Resource.Org will publish a weekly release — called the Report of Current Opinions (RECOP) — of all slip and final opinions — in HTML — “of the appellate and supreme courts of the 50 [U.S.] states and the [U.S.] federal government,” according to a new post by Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org.

According to the post, the opinions will be licensed “under the Creative Commons CC-Zero License and will include full star pagination.”

According to the post, this effort is a joint project between Public.Resource.Org and Fastcase.

Participants in the legal open government data movement will contribute to this project by “perform[ing] initial post-processing of the raw HTML data, including such tasks as privacy audits, conversion to XHTML, and tagging for style, content, and metadata.”

Click here for comments on the project from Fastcase’s CEO, Ed Walters, interviewed by Bob Ambrogi.

For more information, please see Carl’s post.

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