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PACER records to be restored, says U.S. federal courts spokesperson

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has told the Washington Post that the office will restore the records deleted from PACER earlier this summer, according to an article by Andrea Peterson. Here is an excerpt from the article: [...] … Continue reading

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Storify: Twitter chat on open legislative data, 19 September 2014

A storify is available of a Twitter chat on the topic, “how to open your state and local legislature with open-source software, open data, and the help of the Free Law Founders,” held 19 September 2014. The chat was organized … Continue reading

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Hagan and Kimbro: Access Hub Project: Designing new resources for legal service providers

Margaret Hagan has a new post about her and Stephanie Kimbro‘s project: The Access Hub Project: Designing new resources for legal service providers. Here are excerpts from the post: I’ve been working alongside Steph Kimbro to do some scoping & … Continue reading

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Citizens’ participation in lawmaking a focus of Participedia ’s 2013 Year in Review

Citizens’ participation in lawmaking is a focus of Michael MacKenzie, Tim Glynn-Burke, and Professor Dr. Archon Fung‘s new post, Innovations in Participation, 2013: Participedia’s Year in Review, at Challenges to Democracy, published by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for … Continue reading

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Dodson and Starger: FRCP 8 Pleading: Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine 1957-2011

Professor Scott Dodson of University of California Hastings and Professor Colin Starger of the University of Baltimore have posted FRCP 8 Pleading: Supreme Court Doctrine 1957-2011. Here is the abstract: Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and Ashcroft v. Iqbal are … Continue reading

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Several Virginia local legal codes posted free on the Web by Public.Resource.Org

Several codes of ordinances, zoning regulations, and other local laws from cities and counties in the U.S. state of Virginia have been posted free on the Web by Public.Resource.Org. All of the codes seem to be in PDF format. HT … Continue reading

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Gastil on the Effect of the Zimmerman Verdict on Future Jurors

Professor Dr. John Gastil of Penn State University has posted Will the Zimmerman verdict inspire prospective jurors? at The Jury and Democracy. Here are excerpts from the post: The fun fact here is that, well, yes, one must answer the … Continue reading

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