Category Archive: Government Relations News

Illinois Enacts UELMA

On August 26, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Illinois SB 1941, our state’s version of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA), into law as Public Act 98-1097. This makes Illinois the 11th state to enact UELMA into

UELMA Passes Illinois House

UPDATE: On May 30, 2014, the Senate unanimously voted to approve the House floor amendment, so SB 1941 has now passed both houses and will be sent to the Governor.

On Friday, May 16, the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) 

Oklahoma Supreme Court Designates Online Decisions Official Version

As of January 1, 2014, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has become the official publisher of the state’s appellate court decisions and will publish those decisions online through The Oklahoma State Courts Network. West Publishing had been the official publisher of

Revisor Michele Timmons and the Minnesota In-house UELMA Authentication System

Under the leadership of Revisor Timmons, Minnesota passed UELMA in 2013 and has set a great example of how to implement an authentication system.  Michele Timmons is the Minnesota Revisor of Statutes and has served as chair person of the

February 11: The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

February 11 marks an opportunity to participate in a major initiative to pass reforms to our surveillance laws. As part of The Day We Fight Back, you can contact members of your congressional delegation to urge them to vote

Shareholders Strike Back on Privacy

 

As public concern over federal government surveillance of online activity grows, a new wrinkle has been introduced. Shareholders in large communications companies are attempting to force those companies to disclose data about how often they share user data with

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