Free Law Project Unveils API for Court Opinions

Michael Lissner


Today marks another big day for the Free Law Project. We're happy to share that we've created the first ever API for U.S. Legal Opinions. An API --- or Application Programming Interface --- is a way for computers to talk to each other and consume each others' data in an automated fashion. From this day forth, developers, researchers and legal startups can begin consuming the data that we have at CourtListener in a granular and very specific manner.

For example, here are some very basic things that can be done with our API (these links will only work if you are signed in to your CourtListener account):

And this is just the beginning. Legal data has been hard to query and analyze for a very long time, and with this initiative we hope to begin breaking down this barrier. If you're interested in using our API, it's free, though we appreciate a linkback or a powered-by logo. Just make sure you're logged in, and you'll be good to go.

Check out the documentation or our entry on Programmable Web.

Posted By: Michael Lissner

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