Wednesday, June 20, 2012

EEOC Appellate Briefs Now Available Online

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made its briefs available online (here). Per the EEOC's press release:
These briefs from the EEOC’s Appellate Services Division represent litigation in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals in which the Commission was a party, or briefs filed as a ‘friend of the court’ (amicus curiae) in those courts, as well as in U.S. District Courts and state courts.
The new database allows full text searches for key words or phrases, such as “reasonable accommodation diabetes” or “race harassment nooses,” as well as searches by case name, court, statutes involved, basis and type of brief. New briefs will be added within several weeks of being filed in court.
The database does not include briefs filed in the Supreme Court, either as party or amicus. These are available from the Office of the Solicitor General at the Department of Justice.
The briefs go back to 2000. Pre-2000 briefs are available from the court clerks. Yay open government!

HT: Ross Runkel via LawMemo.

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