Tag Archives: GitLaw

Regards Citoyens: How GitLaw turns the French parliamentary process into open data

Regards Citoyens — a French parliamentary monitoring organization — has posted How GitLaw turns the French parliamentary process into open data, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here are excerpts from the post: [...] Initiated in 2011, the Law Factory project … Continue reading

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Draft Tunisian Constitution, on GitHub

The draft Tunisian constitution has been placed on GitHub, in a browsable format, by the the user “mtimet” (on Twitter: @dmtimet), whom I haven’t been able to identify. The data and code for this version of the draft Tunisian Constitution … Continue reading

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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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French Constitution and Codes Available in Bulk on GitHub

Full text of the French Constitution and Codes, in ASCII .txt format, have been made available for bulk download on GitHub, by Legifrance. Respecting the Constitution, texts available include: Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen de 1789 Préambule … Continue reading

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Wonderlich on Legislative Collaboration and Version Control

John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation has an interesting new post entitled On Legislative Collaboration and Version Control, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. He writes: Proponents of applying version control systems to law have a powerful vision: a bill or … Continue reading

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