LoPucski: Making Statutes Readable
Professor Bainbridge tells us of Professor Lopucki’s new paper on how to format and annotate statutes to make them more readable, which uses Delaware’s corporate code as an example.
LoPucki, Lynn M., The Readable Delaware General Corporation Law (July 10, 2013). UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-14. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2292236.\
Here’s an example.
Here’s how I would go further:
I *wish* someone would do this for the Internal Revenue Code, plus with hyperlinks for all the cross-references and definitions. Give me a million dollars and I’ll organize the effort. We should get Professor Tufte (The Visual Display of Quantitative Information) involved.