Today we're announcing CAP downloads, a new way to access select datasets relating to the Caselaw Access Project. While researchers can use our API and bulk data to access standardized metadata and text for all of the cases in the CAP dataset, we also want to make it possible to share specialized and derivative datasets.
How does it work?
Everything available for download is presented in a simple file directory that lets you navigate to the specific dataset or file you want. Each dataset or export comes with a README file that includes basic information about it.
What data do we have?
To view and access what's currently available, visit case.law/download. We're starting with:
- Scanned images of cases from open access jurisdictions (AR, IL, NC, NM), available as PDFs: case.law/download/PDFs/
- A spreadsheet mapping metadata in CAP to metadata from the Supreme Court Database (SCDB): case.law/download/scdb/
- Images and illustrations found in published case law: case.law/download/illustrations/
What other datasets should we share?
If you have ideas or suggestions for other datasets you'd like us to share, we'd love to hear about it. Contact us at case.law/contact/!