Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse Revisited

The Law Librarian Blog (Joe Hodnicki) recently posted about the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse:

The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse is a web repository of information and documents relating to civil rights cases, particularly injunctive and class-action cases.  Sponsored by The Center for Empirical Research in the Law at the Washington University School of Law, St Louis, the database has grown substantially since LLB’s 2006 post.

Currently, the categories include: Child Welfare, Criminal Justice (Other), Disability Rights-Pub. Accom., Education, Election/Voting Rights, Equal Employment, Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance, Immigration, Jail Conditions, Juvenile Institution, Mental Health Facility, Mental Retardation Facility, Nursing Home Conditions, Policing, Prison Conditions, Public Accommodations, Public Benefits, Public Defenders, Public Housing, School Desegregation, Speech and Religious Freedom.

For each included case, litigation documents include the docket sheet, the complaint, any decrees issued by courts or agreed to by parties, and any published opinions. Cases are indexed by court and issue, and are summarized. Check out the Clearinghouse search engine. Well done!