William S. Hein & Co. and Fastcase, two independent legal publishers, announced they would be combining their resources and forming a unique partnership to the benefit of their customers.
“Under the agreement, Hein will provide federal and state case law to HeinOnline subscribers via inline hyperlinks powered by Fastcase. In addition, Fastcase will completely integrate HeinOnline’s extensive law review and historical state statute collection in search results, with full access available to Fastcase subscribers who additionally subscribe to Hein’s law review database.”
This means that Hein’s federal case coverage will include the 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), and Federal Bankruptcy Courts (1 B.R. 1-present). The state case law will cover all fifty states with nearly half of the states dating back to the 1800’s. Coverage for the remaining states dates back to approximately 1950. When Hein users link to case law through Fastcase, they will be able to utilize Authority Check, an integrated citation analysis tool developed by Fastcase to help identify negative citation history at no additional cost.
Conversely, Fastcase users will be able to search all content available in the Law Journal Library, Session Laws Library, State Attorney General Reports and Opinions, and State Statutes: A Historical Archive and see Hein results and abstracts for free, with subscription options for the full articles.
The integrated libraries will be available to members of the BLS Community at the end of the summer.