Case count log
2020-08-13 - 364.4 million
2020-08-19 - 377.1 million
2020-08-20 - 379.5 million
2020-08-26 - 393.2 million
2020-09-24 - 397.3 million
2020-09-26 - 402.1 million
2020-09-27 - 404.4 million
2020-09-28 - 409.2 million
2020-09-30 - 409.8 million
2020-10-02 - 410.6 million
2020-10-05 - 413.6 million
2020-10-16 - 418.9 million
2020-10-28 - 419.3 million
2020-11-05 - 426.6 million
2020-11-16 - 435.4 million
2020-11-18 - 439.8 million
Extended searches The first 500k results are displayed instead of just the first 2k.
- theft - 8.9 million cases
- assault - 5.9 million cases
- burglary - 2.7 million cases
- fraud - 1.3 million cases
- "donald trump"
- "trump donald"
- "donald j trump"
- "donald john trump"
- "trump donald j"
- "46.2-806" (Virginia code for driving wrong way on a one way)
- "that's crazy"
Exact phrase proximity
- "donald j trump"~4 - allow those terms to be up to 4 words out of order.
- The above query will match "donald j trump" and also "trump donald j".
- Proximity queries are the best way to search for names of people and organizations to ensure that the terms appear relatively close to each other and not in different parts of a document.
- "donald trump" -florida
- ("donald j trump"~4) OR ("donald john trump"~4) OR ("donald trump"~2)
- (fraud) AND NOT ("insufficient funds")
- fraud -"insufficient funds"
AND/OR/NOT should generally be used with parentheses to ensure you get the expected results.
- For example, (john smith) OR (mike adams) will produce the expected results. john smith OR mike adams will not, and will be logically interpreted as john AND (smith OR mike) AND adams, rather than the expected (john AND smith) OR (mike AND adams).
- AND/OR/NOT must be uppercase.
AND is the default operator implicitly used between terms.
- For example, "donald j trump"~4 AND virginia is the same thing as "donald j trump"~4 virginia.
- judyrecords – Free. 439 million+ federal, state, and county court cases from throughout the United States.judyrecords is the largest search engine of United States court cases on the Internet — and has over 7 times the number of court cases as PACER, the official case management system of the United States federal judiciary.
Other legal databases
- Caselaw Access Project – Free. 1.7 million+ federal cases. 4.9 million+ state cases.CAP includes all official, book-published United States case law — every volume designated as an official report of decisions by a court within the United States. Cases years range from 1658 to 2018.
- CourtListener – Free. 4 million+ federal and state court opinions. 70k+ oral arguments. 38k+ hours of oral argument audio.Primarily focused on federal courts, state courts of last resort, and state appealate courts. CourtListener features advanced search capability, alerts for new opinions matching any search criteria, and ranking of search results that takes into account the authority of opinions based on citation and precedence factors. Individual opinion pages are richly cross-referenced to related case law. PACER notwithstanding, CourtListener is the most powerful case law research tool available online — and in many ways is much more powerful.
- Fastcase Docket Alarm – Several free searches granted. Free case search with pay-as-you-go account, which doesn't require use of pay features. 26 million+ federal cases. 91 million+ state cases. 19 million+ specialized agency cases (patent, trademark, tax, international trade, etc.).In addition to case tracking/alerts, Fastcase's Docket Alarm includes advanced analytics and calendaring capabilities. In addition to Docket Alarm, Fastcase also offers premium-only case law research software.
- Google Scholar Case Law – Free. Google doesn't provide the exact number of court cases. Being focused on federal courts, state courts of last resort, and state appealate courts, Google's case law database is highly likely to be roughly the same size of CourtListener's case law database of 4-5 million cases. Google's Case Law search is extremely fast to search and navigate, has a very clean user interface, supports Google's standard query operators, and allows the creation of alerts for new results that match a given search.
- PACER – Fee-based, unless usage is less than $30 within a quarter or you are an exempted group or individual. 56 million+ federal court cases, including bankruptcy, criminal, civil, and appellate.PACER is the official case management system of the United States federal judiciary, run by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC). Fees are charged for almost every kind of request for case info, including each search result page viewed, and even when a search returns no results.
- UniCourt – Several free searches granted. Premium access upsell. 10 million+ federal cases. 82 million+ state cases.UniCourt offers premium API-based access to legal data and case tracking/alerts for the cases in its database and any case available in PACER. A large selling point of UniCourt's solutions is that they use powerful data normalization processes and algorithms to add value to their legal data, which includes normalization of case classification and entity names (e.g., people, companies, attorneys, law firms, judges).
Cursing in court records (show)
- "bitch ass" - 364 cases
- "mother fucker" - 1,375 cases
- "fuck you" - 2,188 cases
- "fuck off" - 344 cases
- "what the fuck" - 843 cases
- "fuck shit"~8 - 498 cases
- "brains out" - 1,714 cases
- "brains in" - 99 cases
- "brains all over the back of that truck" - 1 case