FindACase, from VersusLaw, is a new source for free case law. While there are other free case law sites out there, such as Justia, Public Library of Law and PreCYdent, the coverage on FindACase appears to be more comprehensive.
FindACase contains case law from:
- U.S. Sup. Ct. 1886-
- Fed. Circ. Cts. 1930-
- Fed. District Cts. vary (most 1940s-)
- States vary (most 1990s-)
Users can retrieve cases by by citation or keyword search.
BUT – there are a few “gotchas”
The FindACase Network consists of 52 web sites: one for each state (including Wisconsin), Washington D.C., and a FindACase Network homepage. Each web site consists of the state and federal case law for that particular state, i.e., the state appellate courts, the Federal Circuit Court, the U.S. District Court cases, and the U.S. Supreme Court.