WolframAlpha Search Engine and Legal Research

You may have heard the buzz about this new search engine WolframAlpha which it's creator, Stephen Wolfram, has dubbed a 'computational knowledge engine.'

How does this search engine do when tasked with legal research type questions? Rob Richards, over at the Legal Informatics Blog, has summarized a discussion he's been hosting there.

So far it hasn't earned many useful comments, but it's early days so might be worth watching and testing out periodically.