A new blog, Maryland Courts Watcher, provides synopses of every publicly available opinion published on the Internet by any court in Maryland. This includes the Court of Appeals, the Court of Special Appeals, the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the Maryland Tax Court, the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and opinions of the Maryland Business and Technology Case Management Program. Synopses are written by lawyers and law students and each includes a link to the full opinion.

Maryland lawyer Stuart Levine, an editor of the new blog, sends a note asking why there is not a similar blog for every state. He writes:

“There are no out of pocket costs involved and, despite the coverage and appearance, the project is not so labor intensive for any one individual that it is difficult to operate. If anyone is interested in starting a similar project in their state, I will freely (and for free) share my experiences.”

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.