Wrangling Court Data on a National Level

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    Access to case law has recently become easier than ever: By simply visiting a court’s website it is now possible to find and read thousands of cases without ever leaving your home. At the same time, there are nearly a hundred court websites, many of these websites suffer from poor funding or prioritization, and gaining a higher-level view of the law can be challenging. “Juriscraper” is a new project designed to ease these problems for all those that wish to collect these court opinions daily. The project is under active development, and we are looking for others to get involved. In this talk, I describe the difficulties and complexities of building Juriscraper, and I discuss some of our solutions to these problems.

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