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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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Jaquith on the Use of Solr Document Indexing Software in The State Decoded

Waldo Jaquith of The State Decoded has posted The State Decoded, Now Solr-Powered, at PBS MediaShift IdeaLab. Waldo writes: The use of Solr has been tested out on Virginia Decoded, which is one of the state-level implementations of the State … Continue reading

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Jaquith Profiled as Open Government Champion by Sunlight Foundation

Waldo Jaquith of The State Decoded is the subject of a new video entitled OpenGov Champions: Waldo Jaquith, produced by the Sunlight Foundation. Among Waldo’s projects discussed in the video are the open legislative data projects The State Decoded, Virginia … Continue reading

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Jaquith Releases First Version of The State Decoded Open Legal Data Platform for States

Waldo Jaquith has released the first version of The State Decoded, an open software platform that enables open public access to state legislative data and court decisions. According to the Readme posted along with the code at GitHub, version 1.0 … Continue reading

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Jaquith on Answering Legal Questions with Google

Waldo Jaquith of The State Decoded has posted Answering Legal Questions with Google, at The State Decoded. In this post, Mr. Jaquith describes the search engine traffic of Virginia Decoded, the first implementation of The State Decoded open legislative data … Continue reading

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Jaquith on The State Decoded: Parsing Statutory Histories and Turning Laws Inside Out

Waldo Jaquith of The State Decoded has published two posts on the PBS / Knight Foundation MediaShift / IdeaLab blog: How to Decode State Law Histories The State Decoded Turns Laws Inside Out In How to Decode State Law Histories, … Continue reading

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Jaquith Launches Virginia Decoded, Free and Open Web Service for Virginia Statutes and Court Decisions

Waldo Jaquith of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center has launched Virginia Decoded, his free, open, and user-friendly version of Virginia state statutes and court decisions. Click here to see what people are saying about Virginia Decoded on Twitter. According … Continue reading

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