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RECAP partnership between CITP and Free Law Project

2014 May 19
by briancarver

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.

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  1. Michelle Etlin permalink
    August 12, 2014

    Repeatedly I have searched for the DC Bankruptcy case In re Barkats 14-00053.

    Repeatedly your RECAP website tells me “NO RESULTS FOUND.”

    Can you fix this? It is ridiculous.

    • mikelissner permalink*
      January 14, 2015

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for your comment. The archive that you are searching contains only those items that have been uploaded by users of RECAP. Unless somebody has uploaded an item, you will not get results. I hope this makes sense, and good luck in your research.

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