Tag Archives: Application programming interfaces

CanLII launches API

Colin Lachance of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) tells us that CanLII, which provides free access to Canadian law, has opened an application programming interface (API). A description appears below. Colin has a new post at Slaw.ca that provides … Continue reading

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Open States now covers 50 U.S. states, DC, and Puerto Rico

The Open States law-related data project now covers all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, according to a new post at Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here is an updated description of Open States: Open States is a … Continue reading

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Mill: Sunlight Foundation releases Congress API

Eric Mill of the Sunlight Foundation points us to Sunlight Congress API released yesterday. Here is a description: A live JSON API for the people and work of Congress, provided by the Sunlight Foundation. Features Lots of features and data … Continue reading

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Congress.gov: New Official Source of U.S. Federal Legislative Information

The U.S. Congress has launched a new official legislative information system for the U.S. federal government: Congress.gov. According to Alex Howard of O’Reilly: […] the new Congress.gov features responsive design, adapting to desktop, tablet or smartphone screens. It’s also search-centric, … Continue reading

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Ruby Wrapper for GovTrack API

Noah Litvin announced last week that he has written “an unofficial Ruby wrapper for the GovTrack API“. GovTrack is Dr. Joshua Tauberer‘s free and open legislative data and e-participation service for U.S. federal legislation. The readme for the Ruby wrapper … Continue reading

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An API for European Union Legislation, in JSON

An application programming interface (API) for European Union legislation, in JSON format, has been made available by Buhl Rasmussen. According to the service’s “Data” page, the legislative data available through the API come from several sources; most of the data … Continue reading

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