March 24, 2022
The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse is thrilled to roll out this new version of our site.
The Clearinghouse brings together and analyzes civil rights cases from across the United States, making those cases more accessible to the public, at no cost. That's still true. What's new is that we’ve completely revamped our website and its underlying technology!
With changes this significant, no doubt there will be glitches requiring adjustments, hopefully small. Please email us with any errors you notice or suggestions for improvement.
We have more improvements on the way; we'll be improving the user interface and increasing automation of case coding (which will allow expansion and more up-to-date case pages). And we are working with computer scientists at the Allen Institute for AI to use the Clearinghouse as a machine learning testbed to train computer assistance with case summaries.
The improvements are due to amazing work by data scientist Nathan Dahlberg and senior software developer Jasmine Gump, and all our other staff and students. The work was and is supported by the University of Michigan Law School, the Vital Projects Fund, and Arnold Ventures.