Any efforts to organize laws in wiki format?
September 5, 2011 1:38 AM Subscribe
How about a wiki for laws, reflecting their most current state?
posted by harwons to law & government (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm relatively uninformed in the legal realm, so please forgive me if I'm talking nonsense.
As far as I know, laws (US laws at least) have all sorts of changes to them after they're issues: memoranda, addendums, updates etc. This makes it painful to comprehend the current state of a particular law.
I know that Congress is not exactly a paragon of technological progress, but is there an effort to organize the entire law corpus into ONE place, and have it updated as laws change? A wiki (editable only by lawmakers) seems like the ideal platform for this purpose, and it would make it easier to figure out what the current status of a given law is, without having to refer to a stream of separate updates.