From Stele to Silicon: Publication of Statutes, Public Access to the Law, and the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act
111 Law Library Journal 165 (2019)
31 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2019
Date Written: May 28, 2019
For a legal system to succeed, its laws must be available to the public it governs. This article looks at the methods used by different governments throughout history to publicize legislation and the rulers’ possible motivations for publication. It concludes by discussing how the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act provides the next logical step in this long tradition of publicizing the law.
Keywords: Legal History, Statutes, Legal Publication, UELMA, Statutory Codes, Statutory Compilations
JEL Classification: K49
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