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Not all competition is bad competition. For-profit legal research platforms, for instance, argue there’s enough room in the market for new nonprofits entrants. In fact, they even see these nonprofit companies as aiding their advancement. 

Northwestern University’s Systematic Content Analysis of Litigation Events Open Knowledge Network (SCALES OKN) platform is one of the latest nonprofit entrants into legal research. 

While nonprofit legal research isn’t new—Harvard Law School provides digitized U.S. case law and CourtListener collects federal opinions and oral argument audio—SCALES stands out by collecting and analyzing federal court docket activity.

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