Posts Tagged: Legal open government data

Moore on OpenGovernment.org: Researching U.S. State Legislation

David Moore of the Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF) — and a member of our community — has posted OpenGovernment.org: Researching U.S. State Legislation, on the VoxPopuLII blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Mr. Moore discusses OpenGovernment.org, a new, free, open, citizen engagement and transparency service for… Read more »

Casellas, Vallbé, and Bruce: From Legal Information to Open Legal Data: A Case Study in U.S. Federal Legal Information

Núria Casellas, Joan-Josep Vallbé, and Thomas R. Bruce — a member of our community — all of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, will present a paper entitled From Legal Information to Open Legal Data: A Case Study in U.S. Federal Legal Information, at OGK 2011: The AAAI Fall Symposium on Open… Read more »

Relaunch of Juricaf: Database of Francophone Supreme Court Decisions

Guillaume Adreani of L’Association des cours suprêmes judiciaires francophones (AHJUCAF), has announced the re-launch of Juricaf, a database of francophone supreme court decisions, available on the Web, free of charge. The database includes a total of more than 700,000 full text decisions, from 46 nations. Click here for dates of coverage and statistics on the… Read more »

A Flurry of Innovation: An Update on Free Law

My new post, entitled A Flurry of Innovation: An Update on Free Law, has been published at Slaw.ca, Canada’s online legal magazine. The post — which highlights work by several members of our community — summarizes recent developments in free access to law, open legal government data, eParticipation, and legislative information systems, as well as… Read more »

Moore on OpenGovernment.org

David Moore of the Participatory Politics Foundation (PPF) — and a member of our community — discusses the technology, principles, and development of OpenGovernment.org — his new free, open, citizen engagement and transparency service for U.S. state legislation — in my new post at Slaw.ca, entitled “Sites of Real Engagement”: OpenGovernment.org Opens Up State Legislation…. Read more »

“A Tapestry of Data”: Open Legislation with The State Decoded

The State Decoded is a proposed open government data platform — currently in development — aimed at providing free online access in interoperable formats to U.S. state codes, and, where possible, at connecting such codes to pending legislation and court decisions. On June 22, a Knight News Challenge grant was awarded for The State Decoded… Read more »

Legal Information / Communication Issues in the FCC Media Report, “Information Needs of Communities”

A number of legal information and legal communication issues are discussed in the U.S. Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) recent report on the state of U.S. media, entitled Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age (2011). The report’s findings cover the following legal information / communication issues: In recent years, while… Read more »

OpenGovernment.org: Transparency Service for U.S. State Legislative Information

OpenGovernment.org is a new transparency service for U.S. state legislative information, being developed by David Moore of the Participatory Politics Foundation and a member of our community. OpenGovernment.org is a joint effort of the Participatory Politics Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation. (Click here for the GovLaunch announcement of OpenGovernment.org.) For (currently) five U.S. states (California,… Read more »

Law.gov Receives Substantial Grant

Google, Inc. has provided a grant of $2 million to Public.Resource.Org to fund the Law.gov legal open government data project. The grant is given as part of Google’s Project 10^100. Click here for Carl Malamud’s announcement of the grant. Click here for more information about Law.gov.