(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Thursday, July 25, 2002

A post that only a true web-obessive lawyer could care about The problem with doing a weblog focusing on the Eleventh Circuit and the Alabama appellate courts is that both of those courts are horrible in terms of web-presence. The only way to tell whether the Circuit has issued an opinion today is to look at its "daily log" in ftp format, but that's too-often not even updated correctly. (Yesterday's opinions aren't even listed on it, so we'd never know about them but for findlaw. And then you have to go elsewhere on the Circuit's site to download a zip file containing all of the day's opinions, unzip them, translate them from wordperfect to word, and blah blah blah.

The Alabama Supreme Court and Court of Civil Appeals are even worse -- if you can believe it, in this day and age, they DON'T EVEN HAVE A FUNCTIONING WEBSITE that offers opinions to the public without a fee. This must change.

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