Fortune: Harvard Law Just Released 6.5 Million Court Decisions Online by Jeff John Roberts:
In a significant milestone for public access to the law, the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School on Monday published more than 40 million pages of U.S. court decisions online.
The publication, which represents nearly 6.5 million state and federal court cases, is the culmination of a five-year project that saw Harvard slice the spines off a vast collection of legal reporter books in order to digitize them.
The final product is a service called the Caselaw Access Project, which lets anyone access general information about all the cases, or else download large batches of entire cases on a state-by-state basis. The service includes an API, which will let coders build search tools and other products on top of the vast corpus of law.