April 20, 2010
If you’re a regular visitor here, you’ve probably seen the new Headnote of the Day posts. Headnotes summarize points of law in judicial rulings and classify them using the West Key Number System. They’re a huge time-saver for legal researchers who need to quickly understand the points of law in a particular case and locate similar cases.
Headnotes are written by West attorney-editors as soon as new cases are decided, and quite often they’re interesting to read on their own. Each weekday, we’ll bring you a new Headnote of the Day that we find to be humorous, profound, or otherwise interesting, along with a cartoon or image that illustrates the point. And if you come across a blog-worthy headnote in your own research, please tell us about it!