July 2, 2008

New Tribal Law Added to Westlaw

In a recent interview, Thomson West says they are committed to increasing access to tribal law. In the past couple of months, they have added annotated tribal court opinions from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court as well as the Mashantucket Pequot Court of Appeals to the Westlaw databases and are also offering the cases in print reporters. The coverage is from Vol. 1 (1992) – present. The database identifier is: MASHPQ-CS and a description of the print copy can be found at: http://west.thomson.com/productdetail/146855/40704092/productdetail.aspx

Thomson West reports that they have contracts with several other tribes to publish their tribal court opinions and codes in both print and on Westlaw. This new content will complement the Oklahoma tribal and CFR court opinions (OKTRIB-CS database) that have been available on Westlaw for many years.