CALI’s Free Law Reporter is an interesting project, sort of, maybe; I’m just not sure why the creators are putting their limited time into it given that we have so many better, bigger, free sources of the same information (see sidebar), some of which also have search engines. You can’t do legal research without a search engine, among other research tools, but you sure can’t do real legal research without adequate content in the database.
See also May 18, 2011, Law Librarian Blog post:
“Legal Citation Indexes: They may not be needed in the 21st century because smarter tools will be available”
Maybe I’m missing something, which won’t be the first time!