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A Cite to Behold: Standardizing Electronic Legal Citations
Citations are the hyperlinks of law, so it is natural to expect textual citations to be hyperlinked in electronic laws. Numerous parallel efforts are taking on this task for federal government documents online, making those documents easier to read and navi...
Citations are the hyperlinks of law, so it is natural to expect textual citations to be hyperlinked in electronic laws. Numerous parallel efforts are taking on this task for federal government documents online, making those documents easier to read and navigate. Derek Willis (@derekwillis) of ...
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Code Across 2015 -- San Francisco -- And Hiring
I'm looking forward to join more than a hundred other programmers and civic activists at the Code Across 2015 event in SF , part of Code Across 2015 , an event collaboratively organized by Code for America as part of International Open Data Day . The scope ...
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New Name, Same Domain
This blog expresses my personal thoughts on law, legal technology and occasionally other musings. I'm changing the title today from "Tabulaw" to "Linked Legislation". I'm keeping the domain name (blog.tabulaw.com), because the comments on this blog are tied...
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+Kirsten Gullickson has posted "Legislative Systems at the Sixth World e-Parliament Conference"    http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/06/legislative-systems-at-the-sixth-world-e-parliament-conference/   at In Custodia Legis.
A recap information and communication technologies (ICT) at the Sixth World e-Parliament Conference in Seoul, South Korea.
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A web-based editor for digital law, by +Grant Vergottini . Behind the scenes of our XML editor, LegisPro Web: http://legixinfo.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/building-a-browser-based-xml-editor/
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Almost Digital Congress: ToDo List
When fitness hero Jack Lalanne, then in his nineties, was asked about his sex life, he said that he and his wife had sex almost every night. "Almost Monday, almost Tuesday, almost Wednesday...". Similarly, if you ask me about progress in modernizing the leg...
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UK Sets High Bar for Digital Democracy: Steal this Report, Please
Last week, the Digital Democracy Commission of the UK House of Commons released its report . Just having such a Commission says something (John Boehner, are you taking notes?) According to their Speaker of the House, this is meant as the "start of a roadmap...
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+Grant Vergottini and +Ari Hershowitz have made public their new tool, UKLegQuery:  http://goodlaw.xcential.com/ 

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'UKLegQuery is a tool built during the GoodLaw hackathon, organized by [group member] John Sheridan of the UK Digital Service. To use this tool, add a query or select one from the examples dropdown and click 'Submit'. This will return results from an eXistdb-backed legislative database. The tool is backed by an eXist XML database, and currently contains UK Public General Acts (Revised), from the dataset provided as part of GoodLaw. 
UKLegQuery is a tool built during the GoodLaw hackathon, organized by John Sheridan of the UK Digital Service. To use this tool, add a query or select one from the examples dropdown and click 'Submit'. This will return results from an eXistdb-backed legislative database.
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US Open Government. Welcome - The goal of this group is to provide a safe and welcoming arena for government-focused collaboration and news-sharing around Open Government efforts of the United States government. Specific topics may include: The Open Government Initiative; The Open Government ...
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Tax Simplification Hearings - 2014
Annette Nellen at 21st Century Tax has written a post on Congressional hearings this summer on tax reform. The Senate Finance Committee, led by Senators Wyden (D-OR) and Hatch (R-UT), will consider topics including: Education incentives Identity theft and p...
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U.S. House Legislative Data Transparency Conference, 2014
I am excited to be going to the U.S. House Transparency conference tomorrow (Thursday) and the Sunlight Foundation's Transparency Camp on Friday and Saturday. Less excited for the redeye flight tonight. Much of the work Xcential has been involved with, as p...
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