The Open Law Library Blog
A peek into modern lawmaking.
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Vincent Chuang · Oct 30, 2017 · 1 min read
Lawmaking is Data-making
One source of valuable data is often overlooked: legal data.
Vincent Chuang · Oct 11, 2017 · 1 min read
20 Open Gov Leaders You Need to Know
"So much of what's happening in the world of open data and open government goes unadvertised."
Colin Wood · Sep 27, 2017 · 12 min read
Assembling the open government puzzle
Transparency efforts are becoming more sophisticated. But everywhere you look, something is missing.
Vincent Chuang · May 29, 2017 · 4 min read
Knocking Down Fences Instead of Building Better Ones
Don’t tear down that fence until you know why it’s there. And if you want to tear it down, help out those who have to do the actual work.
Vincent Chuang · Apr 29, 2017 · 1 min read
Portland Business Journal: How one nonprofit aims to make the law more accessible
The Portland Business Journal reports on Open Law Library's mission to tmake the law more accessible.
Vincent Chuang · Apr 1, 2017 · 13 min read
Technology and the Value of "Accessible" and "Open" Laws - Combined
Accessible and open laws are a foundation of our democracy. Technology can do a lot to help realize the promise of accessible and open laws.
Vincent Chuang · Mar 30, 2017 · 4 min read
Technology and the Value of "Accessible" and "Open" Laws - Part 3
Technology can help realize the promise of accessible and open laws.
Vincent Chuang · Mar 16, 2017 · 4 min read
Technology and the Value of "Accessible" and "Open" Laws - Part 2
Just because you can find the law you need doesn't mean you can use it in the way you need.
Vincent Chuang · Mar 2, 2017 · 6 min read
Technology and the Value of "Accessible" and "Open" Laws - Part 1
There are many physical and non-physical barriers preventing citizens from accessing the laws they need.
Robert W. Ritchie · Jan 9, 2017 · 9 min read
Tips on Drafting Ordinances and By-Laws
Drafting town bylaws and city ordinances is a challenge for local leaders across the state. This article attempts to provide some guidance to help local leaders avoid some of the pitfalls that can lead to disapproval of their local laws.