groklaw post, I learned that Cornell University has transformed the
entire US Code to XML. Now, I’m not well versed in US Law, but
this is basically all federal laws currently in effect in USA, right?
This is a very cool project. I’ve started to look around, but
seemingly as I only barely can navigate around in swedish law texts,
there’s a lot of exploring to be done. If you want to just read
the laws, this
seems to be a good place to start.
(By the way, could any US law scholar tell me whether the US
constitution is a part of USC, or if it’s a separate collection of
documents? I cannot seem to find them, only references to it.)
As I’ve been working
on a project with similar goals for the
last few months, I’m particularly interested in the XML format
looks. I’ve only started to scratch the surface, but initially it
seems to be somewhat more presentation-oriented (and way more complex)
than the simple structures I use.
Maybe this format could be used anyway, or at least a XSLT
transformation to transfer from Lagen.nu-ML (not yet documented) to uscfrag.