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NEW ELECTRONIC BOOK OF U.S. SUPREME COURT OPINIONS (Product Announcement)

 NEW ELECTRONIC BOOK OF U.S. SUPREME COURT OPINIONS
 ANSONIA STATION, N.Y., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The first-ever


hypertext electronic book of U.S. Supreme Court opinions has been released by HyperLaw, Inc., a New York-based publisher which provides electronic books on CD-ROM and magnetic disk for lawyers and people interested in the law, the company announced today.
 "Supreme Court on Disc(TM), Opinions of the United States Supreme Court 1990-1991 Term," is a hypertext book containing all of the opinions rendered by the Supreme Court during its October 1990 term. It offers full-text search and retrieval, contains hypertext links to footnotes and opinions, and allows printed or electronic output. Currently being shipped as a set of floppy disks for MS-DOS-based systems, the volume will also be available on CD-ROM by the end of January 1992.
 Electronic books using hypertext have advantages over traditional printed books and current on-line retrieval methods. Hypertext permits the reader to move quickly from place to place in a volume by selecting items from tables of contents and permits the reader to jump to footnotes or sections of text readily. For example, a reader may quickly locate the dissenting opinion in a particular opinion by selecting the appropriate entry in a table of cases. Hypertext alleviates getting lost in a database, as sometimes happens in on-line retrieval systems -- in "Supreme Court on Disc," a banner at the top of the screen always informs the user as to the name of the opinion, the justice who wrote the opinion, whether the text is from a footnote, and whether the text is a majority, concurring or dissenting opinion. "Supreme Court on Disc" uses hypertext as well as full-text retrieval methods which allow the researcher to locate specific words or phrases.
 The 1990-1991 volume is available for $99 -- about half the price of printed versions from the Government Printing Office and other print publishers -- and far less than on-line services which charge as much as $300 an hour for use and then charge $40 to download a single opinion.
 The initial volume of "Supreme Court on Disc" is priced at $99 for the magnetic version and $150 for the CD-ROM versions, but as an introductory promotion, both versions are currently available for $99.
 For more information, contact HyperLaw, Inc., P.O. Box 1176, New York, N.Y., 10023; information, 212-787-2812; facsimile, 212-496-4138.
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