The Georgia Code

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I have gotten into the habit of pulling up Georgia Codes online at the General Assembly web site.

    No More!

    http://www.legis.state.ga.us/

    Go ahead. Go there. Click on "Georgia Code," at the bottom, and look up O.C.G.A. 16-11-129, the licensing statute. Report what happens.
     
  2. Gunstar1

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    crap... don't tell me I will have to update all the links again :evil:
     

  3. Gunstar1

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    on the other hand the search feature is 200 times better than what they had.
     
  4. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Really? :?

    Maybe I just need to practice. When I entered the example I gave above, it returned ZERO hits.
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah! I have to leave off the "O.C.G.A."
     
  6. Gunstar1

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    Old search on "pistol" gives 5 results.
    New Lexis search on "pistol" gives 25.

    Old search on "firearm" gives 23 results.
    New Lexis search on "firearm" gives 123.

    The big difference is that they arrange by chapter name, article name, and part name instead of just the numbers.
     
  7. Gunstar1

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    If looking from the table of contents... instead of going to 16, then 11, then 129 to get to 16-11-129.

    Now you have to go to
    CRIMES AND OFFENSES (Title 16)
    Under that you click on
    OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY (Chapter 11)
    under that you click on
    DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTALITIES AND PRACTICES (Article 4)
    under that you click on
    CARRYING AND POSSESSION OF FIREARMS (Part 3)

    Which will show you the titles of 16-11-126 thru 16-11-134
     
  8. ICP_Juggalo

    ICP_Juggalo Professional Troll

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    Holy Cow! The Annotated version of the laws online finally!! I wonder how much they are paying for that?
     
  9. Gunstar1

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    AAHHHHHHHHH Crap. They have already deleted the old version. :evil:

    So much for taking my time changing the links.
     
  10. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you tried linking the Lexis version and then following the link?

    Does it work?

    O.C.G.A. 16-11-129

    OK, it works.

    But Lexis is really screwy! They still have that temporary renewal license language in subsection (i) of the Code section! Really, look! Somebody at one of the probate courts needs to call Lexis and get this straightened out! Before some crazy "internet lawyers" go and tell people stuff that isn't true!

     
  11. Gunstar1

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    If I get a law degree over the internet, does that mean I can be an internet lawyer?

    I emailed lexis and they said that the Georgia code could only be edited by a probate court clerk and not by the general assembly. So I guess until the probate clerk calls them, Subsection (i) will still be listed. :wink:
     
  12. Gunstar1

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    When I click on the link it asks me to log in.
     
  13. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    That is what happened to me earlier.

    This is going to create problems for your site, isn't it?
     
  14. Gunstar1

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    Very much so yes. And the Georgia page on Packing.org as well since it is full of OCGA links too.

    I am about to write up an email to the webmaster of the state's website and ask them what is going on and if the login thing is supposed to happen or if it is a glitch that lexis has to fix.

    If it is the latter, I will email lexis. If it is the former, I will put the contact info of whomever made this decision so that every visitor to the Georgia page on packing.org and georgiapacking.org in its entirety can know and voice their displeasure.
     
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  16. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    It was probably the Council of Probat Judges. They did not want this to happen anymore!

     
  17. Gunstar1

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    Here is the email I am about to send.

     
  18. Gunstar1

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    I have sent the email.

    If no deep linking will work I have decided that I will just create my own OCGA online for any code section that is referenced.

    It will be a bit of a pain to create but should solve the problem.
     
  19. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    And GS1 received a reply within 30 seconds. It said: