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The following are some online databases that provide free access to case law.
Texas court websites provide some access to court opinions and other court documents. Access varies by court.
The availability of court opinions on state court websites varies by state and by court. You can find more information by checking court websites, consulting a research guide about finding case law in that state, or contacting a law librarian in the state.
Frequently, law libraries provide public access to databases like Lexis and Westlaw for which you would otherwise have to pay.
Although a significant body of case law is available for free online, commercial databases like Lexis and Westlaw provide more extensive coverage and also offer helpful enhancements, such as case summaries, headnotes, and citators.