Law.Gov: America's Operating System, Open Source

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 15 Oct 2009 20:50:01 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Carl Malamud envisions "Law.Gov as a distributed, open source, authenticated registry and repository of all primary legal materials in the United States."

I commented:

It would be nice to have an accurate, digitally-signed law resource on the web. Nicer, though, would be to have laws that are not obviously unconstitutional. The First Amendment's "Congress shall make no law", the Second's "shall not be infringed", the Fourth's "shall not be violated", the sixth's "speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury", and the entire idea of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments are now just legal jokes. Until the "law" is brought back into alignment with the obvious meaning of the Constitution, it no longer matters. The rule of law is dead in America.

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