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New app, released in honor of Constitution Day, has the document and the case law

Posted Sep 20, 2013 5:50 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The Constitution Annotated runs 2,860 pages, weighs 10 pounds and costs $290.

But the document is now available for free in an app released on Tuesday in honor of Constitution Day, the Washington Post reports. The app, available from iTunes for iPhones and iPads, includes case law and analysis. An Android version is also being developed.

The app was released by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Government Printing Office, according to a news release.

Ken Thomas, editor-in-chief of the Constitution Annotated, told the Post that the digital format allows for more frequent updates. “Before, we updated it every two years, and now we can do it more as cases are decided,” he said.

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