HEINONLINE’S U.S. FEDERAL & STATE CASE LAW PROVIDER
A PARTNERSHIP FOR BETTER RESEARCH
HeinOnline has partnered with Fastcase, a leading next-generation legal research service that features powerful “best-case-first” tools that make research faster than ever. This partnership offers HeinOnline subscribers access to a wide array of case law at the federal and state levels and enables HeinOnline users to access the full text of cases through their HeinOnline subscription without the hassle of using multiple research databases. HeinOnline’s U.S. Supreme Court Library includes the U.S. Reports, which contain the officially-published opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court, and are available from inception to current. Check out a complete list of Fastcase’s case law content and coverage.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Fastcase provides federal and state case law in an HTML format which can be downloaded to a PDF or printed.
CASE LAW COVERAGE
✓ Judicial opinions of the Supreme Court (1754-present)
✓ Federal Circuits (1924-present)
✓ Board of Tax Appeals (vols. 1-47)
✓ Tax Court Memorandum Decisions (vols. 1-59)
✓ U.S. Customs Court (vols. 1-70)
✓ Board of Immigration Appeals (1996-present)
✓ Federal District Courts (1924-present)
✓ Federal Bankruptcy Courts (1 B.R. 1-present)
✓ State Appellate Courts
✓ State Supreme Courts
TWO LEVELS OF FASTCASE VIA HEINONLINE
Fastcase Basic: Included at no additional cost with all HeinOnline Core & Academic subscriptions.
Fastcase Premium: Offers additional case law features for an added annual fee.
|Case Law Linking from Publications in HeinOnline||
|Case Law Citation Look-Up||
|ScholarCheck: Articles that Cite Current Cases||
|Negative Treatment Indicator||
|Bad Law Bot Full Negative Treatment Analysis||
|ScholarCheck: Cases that Cite the Current Case||
|Full-Text and Metadata Searching of All Case Law||
|Case Law Included in Comprehensive Search Results||
|Access to Case Law via Fastcase's Platform||
EXAMPLES OF KEY TOOLS & FEATURES
Inline Hyperlinks from HeinOnline to Case Law
Similar to HeinOnline’s “Citations on a Page” feature, case citations referenced in the text of any document in HeinOnline will link to the case in Fastcase. Links will be highlighted in blue, and clicking on the link will pull in the full text from Fastcase.
Bad Law Bot
Fastcase’s Bad Law Bot tool displays a red flag when negative treatment has been posted to a case. Click the words “negative treatment indicated” next to any red flag for a list of cases that have overturned or reversed the case.
Hein’s ScholarCheck tool helps users find related items both within HeinOnline and via Fastcase. Look for blue highlighted hyperlinks throughout HeinOnline to link among related documents. ScholarCheck also counts the number of times an article or case is cited by other articles or cases, or is accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period.
Full Text and Metadata Searching of All Cases
Clicking on Fastcase from the list of available collections will produce the search tool, enabling the user to search the full text and metadata of all cases included in the Fastcase database. Options to search by Case Name, Citation, Party, Court and more are also available.
Case Law Included in Comprehensive Search Results
With Fastcase Premium, case law is included in search results when searching across all subscribed collections in HeinOnline. Checking the box next to Fastcase from the search facets will display all cases via Fastcase that contain your search query.