How can I find case law for a particular subject in my state (Massachusetts)?
I have access to Lexis/Nexis, but my experience is that subject searches rarely work. For example, one topic I need to research is the case law on illegible citations. I received a moving violation and the charge was written illegibly. I did a search on Lexis using the keywords:
MA citation illegible
and it returned no results. I tried many other logical combinations of words, but they invariably returned no hits.
If you know a case citation then Lexis is fine, but how can I find the relevant cases in the first place?