Tag Archives: Public access to government information

Ensuring Public Access to Digital Legal Information: To Be Discussed at iConference 2010

[NOTE: Updated on 9 February 2010 to link to slides from the presentations (HT @freegovinfo). Updated on 3 February 2010 to link to the abstract for the roundtable. HT @freegovinfo.] Ensuring online public access to legal information will be discussed … Continue reading

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New Report on Sealed Cases in Federal Courts

A new report entitled Sealed Cases in Federal Courts (2009) has been issued by the U.S. Federal Judicial Center. The authors are Tim Reagan and George Cort. Here is the abstract: “An analysis of all cases filed in federal district … Continue reading

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CFR in XML Available for Bulk Download from GPO

[NOTE: Updated on 27 December 2009 to add the final four paragraphs.] The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for 2007-2009 is now available for bulk download in XML from U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) FDsys. Click here for the … Continue reading

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Legislation 2.0: Government of Greece

The government of Greece has begun to make draft legislation available for public comment on its Website, opengov.gr. Professor Ioannis Iglezakis of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Law School provides background information and commentary on his Information Law blog.

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Batista & Cornock on How Difficulties Interpreting Data Protection Laws Inhibit Public Access to Government Information

Dr. Luciano Batista & Dr. Marc Cornock, both lecturers at The Open University Business School, have published Information Sharing in E-Government Initiatives: Freedom of Information and Data Protection Issues Concerning Local Government, 2009(2) Journal of Information, Law & Technology (JILT). … Continue reading

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Professor Bruce Shows the Value of Free Access to Law

Professor Tom Bruce, Director of Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute (LII), this week has powerfully demonstrated the value of free access to law. He gives a detailed account of the matter here. Here is a summary (Tom, please correct me … Continue reading

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Knight Commission Report: Law-Related Recommendations

Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age: The Report of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy has been issued. Information about the commission is available here. The Twitter hashtag for discussion of the … Continue reading

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