Tag Archives: GitHub

Zvenyach: Annotating the Law

V. David Zvenyach has posted slides of his presentation entitled Annotating the Law, given last week at the iAnnotate 2014 Conference, held in San Francisco, California, USA. The presentation describes an open annotation system for statutory codes, on GitHub or … Continue reading

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Mitchell: New version 7.0 of ClinicCases released: Open source legal case management system

Professor R. Judson Mitchell of Loyola University New Orleans has released version 7.0 of his ClinicCases open source case management system. Judson says this new version “adds support for locking and unlocking ClinicCases Documents, so that users may collaborate on … Continue reading

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Jones: Scripts for retrieving and processing UN treaty data

Zach Jones of the University of Georgia has set up a GitHub repository of “scripts that allow the retrieval of the United Nations’ Treaty Collection, and transformation of the retrieved data”. HT @JonesZM

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Bruce on GitLaw

Tom Bruce of the Legal Information Institute has posted GitHub: It Ain’t Magic Pixie Dust, at his blog, b-screeds. Here are excerpts: These days, people are sticking legislation into GitHub at a furious pace. It is all the rage among … Continue reading

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White House publishes Open Data Policy memorandum on GitHub, enabling eParticipation

Among the interesting features of the White House’s new Open Data Policy is that the memorandum that provides policy guidance to agencies in complying with the policy (M-13-13) was published on GitHub, using GitHub’s “Pages” service — see the White … Continue reading

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Kuhlman: legal-markdown Ruby gem

Casey Kuhlman, Esq., of Watershed Legal Services has posted legal-markdown to GitHub. Here are excerpts from the readme: This gem was built specifically to empower the creation of structured legal documents using markdown, and a markdown renderer. This gem acts … 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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New Zealand statutes on GitHub

I just learned that developer Brenda Wallace has posted many New Zealand statutes to GitHub. The statutes appear to have been posted in 2010, and it’s unclear whether they have been updated since. This repository is another example of GitLaw. … Continue reading

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Jaquith on Opening Up State Legal Data

Waldo Jaquith of The State Decoded has posted Opening Up State Legal Data, at VoxPopuLII. In this post Waldo provides an update on The State Decoded, his open legal data and e-participation platform for U.S. states. A new version 0.5 … Continue reading

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