Tag Archives: Legislative APIs

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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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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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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APIs for EU legislation

Frank Bennett, Stéphane Cottin, and I recently looked into the current situation of application programming interfaces (APIs) for European Union (EU) legislation, and this is what we found: There are currently at least three APIs for EU legislation: Web Services … Continue reading

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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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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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