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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit makes linking difficult! And worse!

Howard Bashman of How Appealing has this afternoon pointed out here a real problem for those trying to follow the 7th Circuit online. Each current day's cases now have a link that is only "temporary." That means if you click on it the following day, you get a "page not available" notice.

Worse, the temporary and permanent links have little in common so they are not readily reconfigured.

Much worse, I have been in contact with Howard and he now writes:

Also annoying, as I've now just discovered, is that all links to Seventh Circuit rulings from before the redesign are no longer any good either. There's a project for you -- changing all the old links into new, working links. This disappoints me greatly, as well, because the Seventh Circuit's web site allowed opinion access over such a great length of time, and now none of those links work any more. So much for progress.
This is incredibly short-sighted on the part of the 7th Circuit! This means, for instance, that if you go to the right-hand column of this blog and click on "Archives - 7th Circuit Decisions" you will be able to read all the summaries of 7th Circuit opinions I have done for this blog, BUT NONE OF THE LINKS WORK ANY LONGER!

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 20, 2005 04:37 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions