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Free Law Project – Financial Disclosure Database Is Now Available to All

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Free Law Project – Financial Disclosure Database Is Now Available to All

Included in their database are:

  • Over 250,000 pages of financial records dating from 2003-2020, with complete coverage of every judge, justice, and magistrate between 2011 and 2018.
  • Over 1.5 million investment records.
  • Around 12,000 sources of income outside of regular investments.
  • More than 1,700 gifts received by federal judges.

And a lot more. They have made a huge effort to gather every possible disclosure. Read their coverage page for caveats and details.

First, they have integrated this data into the CourtListener website, where you can look up any judge and see their disclosures. For every judge that you look up, you will see a detailed page with all the data we have extracted, including their investments, gifts, spousal income, other sources of income and more. Of course, they have made a simple downloadable PDF of every disclosure as well. Second, because they know that some of you will have bigger ambitions for this data, they are launching a new API for financial disclosures. This API powers the CourtListener website above, and gives you access to all the information in the system. This API is still in beta and may change over time, but is available starting immediately.

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