Hat tip to Prof. Eric Goldman's Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has dismissed a case against a group of search engine companies for linking to public judicial records, in Nieman v. VersusLaw Inc.
The Court ruled that publicly available judicial records are privileged under the 1st Amendment, noting that that judicial "[o]pinions are not the litigants' property. They belong to the public, which underwrites the judicial system that produces them".
March 19, 2013, Decision, Affirming Dismissal of Complaint