Beta: "New United States Code Website from House Law Revision Counsel"
From the In Custodia Legis Blog (Law Library of Congress) by Christine Sellers:
Now there is about to be another option from the Office of the Law Revision Counsel, which is currently in beta testing. The Office of the Law Revision Counsel is seeking comments from the public on this new version.
The website, now released as public beta for testing and feedback, is available on twowebsites. I’ve been trying it out for a couple of days now and am really enjoying the new format, especially the browse format of the front page.
Some key features of the new website are:
- A new search engine for Code data
- An expanding “Table of Contents” style browse of the Code
- A simple search facility for quickly accessing specific Code sections or performing simple word or phrase searches
- An advanced search facility for sophisticated searching of Code content using delimiters such as field or Code hierarchy restrictions, Boolean logic, and case sensitive searches
- An improved display of search results and Code documents
- Cite Checker, a new tool that enables quick checking of specific Code sections for recent amendments
- Easy access to USCprelim, an advance posting of the next online version of the Code
- New explanatory material about the Code and the functions of the Office
Prospective features include:
- Ability to search previous versions of the Code
- Ability to search USCprelim
- Enhanced internal and external links
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