"Finally, some of the opinions are funny."

Professor Tim Wu and programmer Stuart Sierra have launched Project Posner, a searchable database of legal opinions authored by jurist and blogger Richard A. Posner.

Professor Tim Wu and programmer Stuart Sierra have launched Project Posner, a searchable database of legal opinions authored by jurist and blogger Richard A. Posner.  As Tim says,

Project Posner has all of Posner’s 2100+ opinions, fully and easily searchable.  ...

The law supposedly belongs to the people, but it can be surprisingly hard to find. American case reports — which are the real law of the nation — are hard to get at, and even when on the internet, rarely searchable. To get real access you generally need a Westlaw subscription which costs a small fortune. Wikilaw is a great effort to try and change this, but it is still primitive.

Posner said that he was relieved that the "cat" search turned up more than "dogs." I told him it was because he liked the phrase "cat's paw."

Via Boing Boing.

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