||Rory Perry's Weblog
Law, technology, and the courts
Thursday, February 20, 2003
Pats on the back lead to increased use of weblog to disclose judicial actions
A belated thank-you to Howard Bashman for the kind words about our Web site in his recent article for The Legal Intelligencer about the best and worst appellate court Web sites. The article appears today on Law.com. West Virginia is metioned as one of the best appellate court sites in the country, in part because we use RSS/XML feeds to deliver opinions and other news. So nice to get a pat on the back, but I also know we have a lot of work to do:
- better markup in opinions
- improved accessibility
- access to docket information
- consistent navigation
- improved searchability
just to name a few.
Now, it's back to work. But one quick example of how the weblog format helps to deliver court information. Today the Court agreed to expedited review of whether a committee that allocated $200 million in grant funds for economic development projects was improperly appointed. Obviously a case of high interest, about which we will receive phone calls, requests for copies of documents, etc. from reporters and interested officials all over the state. So this afternoon I posted the results of the Court's various rulings on a court weblog, and tomorrow I'll post links to all the briefs. A little bit of typing and scanning on my part saves work, phone calls, paper, AND gets public info out to the public faster. 5:05:45 PM [Permanent Link]
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