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District Court Opinions. Opinions are broken down into three groups--civil, criminal and published. The first two contain all civil or criminal opinions saved to the database. The third group contains both civil and criminal opinions but is limited to those that the court has designated for publication, i.e., an opinion that may have precedential value to practitioners. Therefore, if you want to receive copies of all opinions placed in our public database, check civil and criminal. If you are an infrequent practitioner or a publishing company, you may only wish to receive published opinions. If you check civil and/or criminal as well as published, you will receive duplicates.
First Circuit Opinion Summaries. FindLaw has allowed us to make one sentence opinion summaries available to subscribers. Each summary has a link providing easy access to the full text of the opinion.
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