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First Electronic Feed of Supreme Court Rulings to Lexis Is a Success

Magazine article Information Today

First Electronic Feed of Supreme Court Rulings to Lexis Is a Success

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First Electronic Feed of Supreme Court Rulings to Lexis Is a Success

The U.S. Supreme Court advanced into the computer information age during the term just completed, transmitting its opinions electronically for the first time to the Lexis service.

The transmission of the opinions, called "Project Hermes," was termed a success by officials of Mead Data Central, Inc., provider of the Lexis service.

"Electronic dissemination of opinions by the court is a milestone for judges, lawyers, journalists and others with immediate interest in the proceedings," said David A. Berger, vice president and general manager of Legal Information Services for Mead Data Central. "This makes the full text of opinions quickly available nationwide."

The opinions transmitted by the court, though not transmitted directly online, were typically available through the Lexis service within 90 minutes. One decision, Cruzan v. Missouri, a wellknown right-to-die case, was available only 56 minutes after its release. Previously, Supreme Court decisions were available through the Lexis service within about three hours of their release. …

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