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Published Opinions (via PAMD CourtWeb system)

Link to the PAMD CourtWeb System

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has implemented a new Judicial Opinion search feature- CourtWeb.

CourtWeb is a search engine that will search through a selected rulings from the Southern District of Texas as well as several other Districts throughout the country that also subscribe to the CourtWeb service. CourtWeb is able to provide full text searching, downloading files in PDF full text format. When a ruling is posted to CourtWeb by chambers, the description that appears will typically include the caption, case number, date, judge's name, a brief summary of the ruling, and the www link or location for the full text of the document if it is available.

Opinions posted on CourtWeb are available for publication by any publisher and may be downloaded for that purpose. The Court will no longer mail opinions to publishers for publication.

Other opinions that judges have not selected for publication, but that may be of interest to the bar, are available by clicking here.

Members of the public are advised that not all rulings, even by participating judges, are necessarily posted to CourtWeb. Moreover, the order or other paper filed with the Clerk of the Court is the official court document. In the event of any discrepancy between a report of a ruling in CourtWeb and the official court document, the official court document controls. Interested persons therefore are cautioned to rely only on the official court documents.


The CourtWeb program will work best with a Netscape or Internet Explorer browser, version 3.0 or higher. Your AOL browser may not be compatible, particularly if you have an older version. Your computer may already have one of these other browsers loaded on it. If not, you can visit or for information on downloading one of the Netscape or Microsoft browsers.

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