RECAP partnership between CITP and Free Law Project
Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy and the non-profit Free Law Project are announcing a partnership today to operate RECAP jointly. Starting today, Free Law Project will take the lead on maintaining and developing the RECAP system. RECAP’s creators have moved from CITP to start new stages of their careers and Free Law Project is well-positioned to handle the day-to-day maintenance of RECAP. Steve Schultze, one of the original creators of RECAP, said, “Harlan, Tim, and I are delighted that RECAP will be stewarded by the excellent team at Free Law Project, which shares our audacious vision of making the public law free to the public.”
In addition to potential improvements to the RECAP platform, Free Law Project intends to seek funding to integrate RECAP’s documents with Free Law Project’s CourtListener platform. This partnership therefore creates the potential to put together the largest freely-downloadable collection of court documents online. CITP will continue to support RECAP and by working with Free Law Project hopes to ensure RECAP’s long-term stability and development.