Is it possible to add a tool to the editor used for questions and answers that would implement functionality similar to that provided by citation-linker? I've been told that the chess StackExchange has a feature for including board diagrams.
This might encourage the inclusion of well linked citations. Perhaps it could be set up as a button that would apply to whatever text was selected.
The examples given by the plugin show
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(1)(E) and
being turned into
pursuant to <a href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/552">5 U.S.C. 552(a)(1)(E)</a> and
as an example.