Public.Resource.Org and Fastcase, Inc. announced today that they will release a large and free archive of federal case law, including all Courts of Appeals decisions from 1950 to the present and all Supreme Court decisions since 1754. The archive will be public domain and usable by anyone for any purpose. James Grimmelmann and his students are working on doing this for District Court through their Open Access Law project . Carl Malamud's tireless efforts to liberate government data should not be necessary. See Obama Tech Plan, which would hopefully allow Carl to fight the good fight on another front.