Center for Empirical Research in the Law to launch tribal law digitization project

Washington University School of Law’s Center for Empirical Research in the Law is partnering with the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota to create an online searchable database of the tribe’s extensive body of laws and court decisions. By increasing the transparency of tribal law, the project aims to strengthen the institutions of tribal government and promote tribal self-determination.

Elusive civil rights court records now just a click away with new online database

Photo courtesy Library of Congress.Thurgood Marshall (center) with George E.C. Hayes and James Nabri celebrating the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.For the past 50-plus years, civil rights litigation has greatly affected Americans’ lives. It has secured our Constitutional rights, and it has dramatically improved many of our public and private institutions. Information about these cases, however, has been exceedingly difficult to locate. Until now. More…