Tag Archives: Legal APIs

Kraft: DC Decoded beta launched by OpenGov Foundation

DC Decoded, a free-access-to-law and e-participation service for the District of Columbia, has been launched in beta by the OpenGov Foundation, according to an announcement this week by Seamus Kraft of the foundation. DC Decoded is an implementation of Waldo … Continue reading

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Cattell: Project to create an open API for the British Parliament: #ParliamentAPI

James Cattell and a group of colleagues are developing an open API (application programming interface) for the British Parliament. James’s Twitter list of people working on the project is at https://twitter.com/jaCattell/parliamentapi/members A discussion board for the project is at feedback.public-scrutiny-office.org; … Continue reading

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Carver: It is Long Past Time For Free Online Access to The Law: Free Law Project

Professor Brian W. Carver of the University of California, Berkeley gave a presentation entitled It is Long Past Time For Free Online Access to The Law: Free Law Project, 16 January 2014, at Stanford Law School. The event was co-sponsored … Continue reading

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Showcase of projects from 2013 UK Parliament Hack legislative hackathon

Today — 10 January 2014 — a showcase of projects produced at the 2013 UK Parliament Hack legislative hackathon is taking place at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Click here for links to the projects to be shown today. … Continue reading

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Vibert et al.: Legivoc: Connecting laws in a changing world

Dr. Hughes-Jehan Vibert of the French Ministry of Justice, and Dr. Pierre Jouvelot and Benoît Pin of MINES ParisTech, have published Legivoc – connecting laws in a changing world, Journal of Open Access to Law, 1(1) (2013). Here is the … Continue reading

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CFPB eRegulations Platform

The eRegulations platform developed by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is available on GitHub Pages. CFPB eRegulations has several components, including a parser, an API, and a public user interface. Click here for the public-facing version of the platform. … Continue reading

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Mill: New alert service for U.S. federal court decisions, through Scout

A new, free, alert service for U.S. federal court decisions is now available through Scout, developed by Eric Mill of the Sunlight Foundation. The service uses data from the CourtListener API, produced by Professor Dr. Brian Carver and Michael Lissner … Continue reading

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Jaquith: Hover-over legal definitions in bills, enabled by Virginia Decoded API

Waldo Jaquith has used the API of the Virginia Decoded free-access-to-law site, to implement, for bills published through his Richmond Sunlight service, “hover-over” display of definitions of legal terms that have statutory definitions. See the terms that have a faint … Continue reading

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CanLII Hackathon, 13-14 September 2013: Links and Resources

The CanLII Law, Government and Open Data Conference and Hackathon is being held 13-14 September 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Remote participants are welcome. Please see the details here. Click here for the event schedule. Click here for the data … Continue reading

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