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This term, the United States Supreme Court will hear Georgia vs. Public.Resource.Org. That link will take you to the case page on our Oyez Project website.
State’s asserting copyright in their laws has been a problem since the dawn of online legal research–if not longer. In 2011, Fastcase CEO Ed Walters penned a blog post for our Vox Populii blog he titled, “Tear Down This (Pay)Wall: The End of Private Copyright in Public Statutes.”
Since it turns out that posts on geeky blogs, now matter how well-reasoned and impassioned, tend not to bring about major structural changes in our legal system, Ed (now also known
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