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Citators: FastCase

What is FastCase?

Fast Case is another database that offers searches on case law and statutes. It is available for free to members of the Oklahoma Bar Association and can be accessed via the Law Library Databases page for public patrons on the public access terminal in the Reference Area.

Authority Check

Authority Check is what Fast Case uses to identify later-citing cases, but it does not include the same type of editorial information available in KeyCite or Shepard's that lets the user know if the case is still good law. However, it can be useful for showing subsequent cases that discuss your case.

1.  Log on to Fast Case.

2.  Enter your citation in the search bar.

3.  After the case appears, click on "Authority Check" at the top.

Using Authority Check

Authority Check allows the user to see an interactive timeline that shows the depth of treatment by other courts of the cited case.  The number of citations are listed on the right column, and there is a dropdown box to allow you to focus on a particular jurisdiction.

Tutorials and Webinars

FastCase offers tutorials and webinars to assist researchers.

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