Talk:United Kingdom Law/Reform
I think that the following resources might be created for this topic:
- A list of unrepealed enactments which, it is said, should be repealed - Cf. this
- A list of unrepealed enactments which, it is said, should be amended (otherwise than by repealing them)
- A list of repealed enactments which, it is said, should be revived or re-enacted either (a) without amendments or (b) with amendments
- A scheme for the consolidation of all enactments which appear to be intended to be permanent
- A list of enactments that appear to be intended to be temporary
- To supplement our resource "miscellaneous draft clauses", we might perhaps create a resource titled "miscellaneous possible reforms", or the like, for ideas that haven't reached the stage of draft legislation. This would allow for the technical difficulty of drafting and the merger of scattered brief essays, if any exist. James500 (discuss • contribs) 04:39, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
Comparative Law and the American Anti-Corruption Act (AACA)
What are your thoughts on hosting on Wikiversity a research project to compare laws in different jurisdictions of the United States on specific issues? I'm most interested in using Wikiversity to crowdsource a comparison of the law in different jurisdictions on issues covered by the American Anti-Corruption Act (AACA). I think it would be useful to post to Wikiversity analyses by legal scholars of what is actually law for the US as a whole as well as in different states and smaller jurisdictions along with what people think would be improvements -- with space for opponents of suggested "reforms" to post their concerns with the suggestions. I think the Wikimedia culture could be ideal for developing informed debate about such issues with its emphasis on writing from a neutral point of view citing credible sources.
I would expect that this could evolve with a project developing scales to quantify the extent of adoption of individual portions of the AACA package, rather like the freedom scores published by Freedom House. Any reform movement like that associated with the AACA could use a place like this, I think, where people with different perspectives could try to sort fact from bombast. If this works as this vision suggests, Wikiversity could become a new forum for democratizing legislative processes. It might even stimulate greater interest and involvement in politics and the legislative process.