Tag Archives: Bulk access to legal information

Schuman: U.S. House Convenes Second Public Meeting on Legislative Bulk Data

Daniel Schuman, Esq., of the Sunlight Foundation has posted House Convenes Second Public Meeting on Legislative Bulk Data, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here is an excerpt: On January 30th, the House of Representatives held a public meeting on its … Continue reading

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U.S. GPO releases House bills in bulk XML

Today the U.S. Government Printing Office has begun making U.S. House of Representatives’ legislative bills available for bulk download in XML, at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/bulkdata/BILLS Currently, only bills from the current Congress are included. The user guide provides more details about the … Continue reading

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New Lists of U.S. State Legal Resources Available on Web

Two new resources provide metadata describing U.S. state legal resources available on the Web: 2011-2012 Preliminary Analysis of AALL’s State Legal Inventories [The American Association of Law Libraries' (AALL’s)] Digital Access to Legal Information Committee and Government Relations Office analyzed … Continue reading

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Bommarito on Updated Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) XML

Michael J. Bommarito II of Computational Legal Studies has posted Updated Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) XML, on his blog. Here is an excerpt from the post: Last August, I released an XML copy of the Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL). [...] … Continue reading

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Jaquith Makes Virginia Legislative Bills Available for Bulk Download, at Richmond Sunlight

Waldo Jaquith of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center has made available for bulk download, in HTML format, all Virginia legislative bills introduced from 2006 through 2012, at Richmond Sunlight, the free-access-to-law and transparency service for Virginia. The announcement of … Continue reading

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New: XML Copy of the Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL), by Michael Bommarito

Michael J. Bommarito II of Systematic Global Macro and Computational Legal Studies has posted an XML version of Michigan Compiled Laws — the official codification of Michigan legislation — for bulk download. According to his post, Mr. Bommarito also “improved … Continue reading

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Proposal for Scaling Back Law.gov

A proposal for a scaled-back version of the Law.gov legal open government data initiative has been posted by Kent McKeever, Director of the Columbia University Law School Library. Professor McKeever proposes mandating end-user access to primary legal materials of the … Continue reading

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