The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals now offers an RSS feed for its opinions and a podcast feed for its oral arguments. Find them both at the court’s RSS page. According to The Third Branch, the federal courts newsletter, it is the first federal appeals court to offer RSS feeds.

Circuit Executive Collins Fitzpatrick tells The Third Branch:

“I think having the briefs and arguments up on the Web makes for a much better-educated bar. They can listen to arguments, and see what happens. They can be better prepared.”

Hat tip to Bonnie Shucha at WisBlawg for the pointer.

  • Hi Robert,

    For those courts with no RSS feed, I put up a cool tip post yesterday on how to scrape court databases for new decisions. Might be of interest to your readers.