Are any state’s digital laws official, authentic, and permanent?
“The alarming truth, borne out by our careful study, is that online official legal resources are replacing print official sources.
Final statements of the law are now being delivered to citizens and law researchers in digital versions without authentication or trustworthy long-term preservation.”
You can read the full report, “State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online Legal Resources” and supporting documents. More information on the report is here and here. The Oregon state report starts here (if the link holds up).
`When _I_ use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’
`The question is,’ said Alice, `whether you CAN make words mean so many different things.’
`The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, `which is to be master – – that’s all.’
From, of course, Alice in Wonderland.