The Law Library of Congress nowadays launched virtual copies of the broadcast sure volumes of the United States Reports from 1791 to 2004, making greater than 35,000 Supreme Court instances to be had for the primary time on-line as web page photographs in a searchable structure.

Digital copies of many of those reviews are already to be had on-line in some type. What distinguishes the Law Library’s free up is that its reviews are solely “digital surrogates” of the U.S. Reports, in accordance to Janice Hyde, the assistant legislation librarian for collections on the Law Library.

It’s vital to have a “true representation of the original source document,” Hyde explains, as a result of best the broadcast sure volumes of the U.S. Reports comprise the overall, authentic reviews of the court docket.

Through a crowdsourcing effort, about 50 legislation and library scholars contributed to this venture via including metadata to the instances. Metadata make the gathering searchable for key phrases and subjects.

The assortment is on-line at>.

The Supreme Court’s web page does supply scans of complete volumes of the U.S. Reports for the 1991 thru 2011 phrases. The court docket additionally supplies copies of “slip” reviews in particular person instances from the 2012 time period throughout the provide.

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