The Law.gov Event at the U.S. House of Representatives will be held 25 May 2010 at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, DC, USA. The co-hosts of the meeting are Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and Congressman Dan Lungren. Click here for the conference program. The Twitter hashtag for the workshop is #lawgov. Click here forRead… Read more »
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The first Law.gov Core Specifications Task Force Meeting will be held 26 May 2010 at the offices of Google in Washington, DC, USA. The co-convenors of the meeting are Vinton G. Cerf of Google and James Stogdill of Accenture. Click here for the conference program. The Twitter hashtag for the workshop is #lawgov. Click hereRead… Read more »
Kate Wilko of the Stanford University Law Library has posted A Draft 50 State Survey of Copyright Claims in State Codes and Court Opinions on Legal Research Plus. The survey — which was conducted in conjunction with the Law.gov legal open government data project — covers U.S. state statutory codes and court decisions.
The Chicago Law.gov Workshop will be held 21 May 2010 at The Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The workshop is co-sponsored by CALI: The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction and The Oyez Project. Click here for the conference program. The Twitter hashtag for the workshop is #lawgov. Click here for information aboutRead… Read more »
The Berkeley/SOMA Law.gov Workshop will be held 12 May 2010 at The Mitchell Kapor Foundation in San Francisco, California, USA. Click here for the conference program. The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #lawgov. Click here for information about the Law.gov legal open government data project.
Peter Kinnaird (a member of our community), Mario Romero, and Professor Gregory Abowd, all of the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing, have posted Connect 2 Congress: Visual Analytics for Civic Oversight, a paper presented at CHI 2010: The 28th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, held 10-15 April 2010, in Atlanta,Read… Read more »
Professor Philip Leith of Queen’s University Belfast School of Law has published Citizen Access to Sources of Law: Re-Engineering for e-Gov?, 1 EJLT: European Journal of Law and Technology no. 1 (2010). Here is the abstract: The better models of e-Gov posit high levels of informational communication between citizen and state. Unfortunately, in one area,Read… Read more »
Full text of U.S. Supreme Court decisions issued from 1937-1975 — derived from the U.S. Air Force’s FLITE database — is available in bulk from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)’s FDsys, as of 13 April 2010. According to GPO, this FLITE file is a text-only file, of approximately 50MB, containing U.S. Supreme Court decisionsRead… Read more »
Two new free access to law services have made the news in recent weeks: Nomus, created by McGill University law student and software engineer Kent Mewhort, provides free access to the full text of Canadian federal cases as well as cases from courts of seven Canadian provinces. Click here for coverage information (HT @EJWalters); ConnectRead… Read more »
Staffan Malmgren, creator of the Swedish free access to law service lagen.nu, has posted Crowdsourcing Legal Commentary, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School. Mr. Malmgren’s post describes how crowdsourcing, involving the MediaWiki platform, was used to add legal commentary to statutes in lagen.nu. Mr. Malmgren discusses allRead… Read more »