Google has added a new search function that will find full-text legal opinions from federal and state courts. Users can go to the Google Scholar online search engine and type in case names, topics or key words to find the relevant cases.
Users can also try an “advanced scholar” search link that narrows searches to opinions in specific states, according to the Supreme Court of Texas Blog. Users can also specify whether they want to search for “all of the words,” an exact phrase, or at least one of the words. They can also add date and author restrictions.
The opinions will have “cited by” and “related articles” links that take readers to other opinions and articles that will help them understand the information.