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2012 Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review Statements Available

The two Citizens’ Statements from the 2012 Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review are now available, at the Healthy Democracy Blog: Citizens’ Statement on Measure 82 Interim Final Report on 2012 Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review on Measure 85, including Citizens’ Statement on … Continue reading

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Notes of Wikileaks Grand Jury Testimony Posted on Web

David House of the Bradley Manning Support Network — and a suspect in a U.S. federal investigation into Wikileaks — has posted full-text notes of his 2011 federal grand jury testimony about Wikileaks, on pastebin. The posting of this information … Continue reading

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Initiative Petitions 35 and 36 To Be Subject of 2012 Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review

Initiative Petitions 35 and 36 will be the subject of the 2012 Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review, which will be held “August 6-10 in Salem and August 20-24 in Portland,” according to an 11 July 2012 press release issued by the … Continue reading

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Jaquith Releases First Version of The State Decoded Open Legal Data Platform for States

Waldo Jaquith has released the first version of The State Decoded, an open software platform that enables open public access to state legislative data and court decisions. According to the Readme posted along with the code at GitHub, version 1.0 … Continue reading

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Katz and Knape to Lead Legal Innovation Lab @ MSU

A new law practice and legal technology laboratory — called ReInvent Law — will be launched at the Michigan State University College of Law, and co-directed by Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz and Professor Renee Newman Knake, according to a … Continue reading

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Colorado Enacts Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act

Colorado has enacted the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA), according to a 27 April 2012 announcement by the Uniform Law Commission. According to the announcement, Colorado is the first state to enact UELMA, which has also been introduced in … Continue reading

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Joergensen Appointed Director of Rutgers Newark Law Library

John Joergensen, JD, MS, MA, has been appointed to be director of the Law Library at the Rutgers University Newark School of Law, according to a May 1, 2012 press release by the law school. John is a pioneer in … Continue reading

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Published Free on the Web: Full Text of 317 Proprietary Standards Incorporated by Reference in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Full text of 317 proprietary standards that have been incorporated by reference in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations have been published free on the Web by Public.Resource.Org, according to a post by Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing. Click here for … Continue reading

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New UK eParticipation Effort: Top Direct.gov.uk ePetitions to Become Legislation

In 2011, the most popular citizen-created petitions on the Direct.gov.uk Website will be drafted as legislation in the UK Parliament, and petitions receiving a certain level of support will be guaranteed a debate in the House of Commons, according to … Continue reading

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