Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/18/13

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

The web has made access to the decisions of federal and state courts much more accessible than in the days when we had to go to the courthouse to look at a case. Here are some good sites to look at if you want to go right to the actual court documents for yourself.

www.pacer.gov – this is the official site for access to federal court documents – but you have to register and pay if you look at a lot of pages. Still, it is the only complete source for not only court decisions but the documents behind the decisions.

These sites offer many federal and some state decisions, as well as other useful information and are free
www.plainsite.org
www.law.cornell.edu
www.plol.org

This site provides access to Maine court decisions from about 1997
www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/cases.htm

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