Winner of Best Idea award, CivicApps for Greater Portland

Robb, the creator of OregonLaws.org, was honored by the City of Portland for his Civic App idea: "The end result is that the city would focus on what only it can do best: providing raw data about itself, and, similar to the Secretary of State’s business registry, acting as a means of identification and authentication." … Continue reading Winner of Best Idea award, CivicApps for Greater Portland

Robb to present at Law.Gov workshop: Access to the Raw Materials of Our Democracy

"Law.Gov is a national conversation about broader access to primary legal materials in the United States across all three branches of government and across the federal, state, and local governments. . . . "The workshops have examined copyright restrictions, privacy implications, and the technical underpinnings necessary to provide authenticated access to bulk legal materials. "This … Continue reading Robb to present at Law.Gov workshop: Access to the Raw Materials of Our Democracy

Five superseded Oregon ORS editions: 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999 and 1997

Last night I discovered a great source of vintage versions of the Oregon Revised Statutes: The Internet Archive's WayBack Machine.  I had a true Homer Simpson moment --- "Doh!  Why didn't I think of this before?"  For research-aholics, this is nothing short of nirvana. Great but not perfect The WayBack Machine isn't a perfect solution, … Continue reading Five superseded Oregon ORS editions: 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999 and 1997