Wednesday, October 15, 2003
All Published Appellate Opinions From State Available Free on Court’s Web Site
By a MetNews Staff Writer
All appellate opinions published in California since it became a state in 1850 are now available online without charge at the state courts’ website, the state Supreme Court announced yesterday.
“This historic new service is another step forward in the judicial branch’s efforts to increase public access to the work of the California courts,” Chief Justice Ronald M. George said in a statement. “More than 132,000 opinions of the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and superior court appellate departments are now available free of charge to all those interested in viewing the complete published work of our state courts of review.”
The web address is www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/ continue.htm.
The opinions are searchable by Official Reports citation, docket number, issues in the opinion, and the names of parties, judges and justices, and appellate counsel. The new service is made possible under the terms of a contract announced earlier this year with LexisNexis, the new official publisher of the California Official Reports, the court explained.
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