Sort by date for legal search

Ever since we added legal search to Google Scholar, researchers have asked us to make it easy to find the most recent court opinions for their queries so that they can make sure they're up to date.

Today, we're adding an option to sort legal search results by date, the most recent appearing first. To see the latest results for your query, click on "Sort by date" in the sidebar.

You can also use the new sort option in combination with court and time restrictions as well as searching within citing documents. For example, opinions in California courts mentioning "terry stop", opinions mentioning "terry stop" in 2007-2008, and opinions and articles citing Terry v. Ohio.

Posted by: Anurag Acharya, Distinguished Engineer