On June 20, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has put its appellate and amicus briefs going back to 2000 on its external website. The briefs, from the EEOC’s Appellate Services Division, represent litigation in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals in which the Commission was a party, or briefs filed as a ‘friend of the court’ (amicus curiae) in those courts, as well as in U.S. District Courts and state courts. The new database allows full text searches for key words or phrases as well as searches by case name, court, statutes involved, basis and type of brief.