Legal Research: Free Law Project Re-Launches RECAP Archive, New Search Tool for PACER Dockets, Documents
BIG News Follows! Congrats FLP!
From the Free Law Project:
After months of development, we are thrilled to share a from-scratch re-launch of the RECAP Archive.
Our new archive, available immediately at https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/, contains all of the content currently in RECAP and makes it all fully searchable for the first time.
[Our emphasis] At launch, the collection contains information about more than ten million PACER documents, including the extracted text from more than seven million pages of scanned documents.
The search capabilities of this new system empower researchers in new ways. For example:
- It is now straightforward to search for certain types of documents within our archive of PACER documents. This makes it easy to find examples of motions to dismiss, summary judgements, or any other type of document.
- Researchers can filter by nature of suit, case name, jurisdiction, cause, or one of a number of other fields. Ever wish you could look for examples of certain kinds of documents in your jurisdiction or topic area? Now you can.
- It is now possible to do full-text search within all the documents in a case that are in the RECAP Archive. This feature is particularly powerful in large cases containing thousands of documents. For example, one of the largest cases we have is theDeepwater Horizon case, related to the BP Oil Spill a few years ago in the Gulf of Mexico. Here are all the times in that case (that we know about) where the word “tourism” is mentioned.
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