Posts Tagged: Administrative law information systems Wins UK Public Sector Digital Award, the UK’s official free and open online legislative service, has won the UK Public Sector Digital Award for “Best example of ICT-enabled innovation and enterprise,” according to a 20 January 2012 announcement on The National Archives Website. Please join me in congratulating John Sheridan, creator and administrator of, and a member of ourRead… Read more »

Leibniz Center Publishes All Dutch National Statutes and Regulations on Free Web in XML and RDF

The Leibniz Center for Law at the University of Amsterdam announced yesterday that it has published all Dutch national statutes and regulations, free on the Web, in CEN MetaLex XML and RDF Linked Data, at The MetaLex Document Server. According to Dr. Rinke Hoekstra, the database also includes “the body of regulations that govern theRead… Read more »

Federal Register API Now Available

An application programming interface (API) is now available for Federal Register data from (also known as Federal Register 2.0), according to a 1 August 2011 post by Michael White of the Office of the Federal Register — and a member of our community — on the OFR Blog. According to the post, the APIRead… Read more »

Hoekstra on The MetaLex Document Server: Legal Documents as Versioned Linked Data

Dr. Rinke Hoekstra of the University of Amsterdam’s Leibniz Center for Law has posted slides of a presentation entitled The MetaLex Document Server: Legal Documents as Versioned Linked Data. The slides describe an approach in which regulations from the site were processed to enable improved public access, re-use, and inclusion of data in theRead… Read more »

Velicogna et al. on e-Justice in France: The e-Barreau Experience

Marco Velicogna of IRSIG‐CNR, and Antoine Errera and Stéphane Derlange, both of Tribunal administratif de Paris, have published e-Justice in France: The e-Barreau Experience, Utrecht Law Review, 7(1), 163-187 (2011). Here is the abstract: Recent field research projects in the justice sector have shown how the development of e-justice entails much more than developing, installingRead… Read more »

Jones on A User Registration System for

Gregory D. Jones has published a comment entitled Electronic Rulemaking in the New Age of Openness: Proposing a Voluntary Two-Tier Registration System for, Administrative Law Review, v. 62, no. 4 (2010), pp. 1261-1286. Here is a summary: This Comment argues that a voluntary two-tiered registration system that acknowledges the role of interest groups inRead… Read more »

Malamud Appointed to ACUS

Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org and the movement was sworn in Thursday as a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). ACUS advises the U.S. federal government on improving the federal regulatory and administrative law process, and particularly on eRulemaking and the system. A recent profile highlighted Carl’s role in digitizingRead… Read more »

eRulemaking Conference @ Brookings: Audio and Slides Available

Audio and slides are available for the conference entitled: The Future of E-rulemaking: Promoting Public Participation and Efficiency, held 30 November 2010, at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, DC, USA. Speakers include: Chairman Paul Verkuil, Administrative Conference of the United States; Cass Sunstein, U.S. Office of Management and Budget; Darrell M. West, Governance Studies; NeilRead… Read more »

Sheridan on

John Sheridan, Head of e-Services and Strategy at The [UK] National Archives — and a member of our community — has posted, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In his post, Mr. Sheridan describes the origins and functionality of, the innovative new official legislativeRead… Read more »