Tag Archives: Citizens’ participation in lawmaking

Webcast of event: European Citizens’ Initiative Day 2014: Building Up Success, 15 April 2014

A live webcast is available of today’s event on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), European Citizens’ Initiative Day 2014: Building up success, taking place 15 April 2014 in Brussels. The European Citizens’ Initiative is the European Union’s online direct democracy … Continue reading

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Zvenyach: Annotating the Law

V. David Zvenyach has posted slides of his presentation entitled Annotating the Law, given last week at the iAnnotate 2014 Conference, held in San Francisco, California, USA. The presentation describes an open annotation system for statutory codes, on GitHub or … Continue reading

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Legal project at Voting Information Project San Francisco Hackathon

At least one law-related project was worked on at the Voting Information Project San Francisco Hackathon, held 28-29 March 2014: PollVault + VIP. Here is a description of the project: PollVault is the free central repository for all voter guides … Continue reading

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Hagan: Report on Legislative Design Roundtable, for OpenGov Foundation

Dr. Margaret Hagan of Stanford University has posted a report on a legislative design roundtable that she and Dr. Ron Dolin of the Program for Legal Tech and Design held for the OpenGov Foundation in early March 2014. Here are … Continue reading

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Epstein et al.: The “analog” aspects of online public engagement in e-rulemaking

Dmitry Epstein, Mary Newhart, and Rebecca Vernon have published Not by technology alone: The “analog” aspects of online public engagement in policymaking, forthcoming in Government Information Quarterly. Here is the abstract: Between Twitter revolutions and Facebook elections, there is a … Continue reading

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Legal technology and communication submissions to Knight News Challenge 2014

Many proposals concerning legal technology or legal communication have been submitted to the 2014 Knight News Challenge: (If you know of others, please feel free to identify them in the comments to this post) Craig Aaron: TechDefender. Your tech. Your … Continue reading

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British Parliamentary Commission issues call for evidence on “Making laws in a digital age”

In the British Parliament, the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy has issued a call for evidence regarding “Making laws in a digital age”. Here are excerpts of the announcement: In March 2014 the Commission is collecting evidence for the first … Continue reading

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Yavorosky: Predicting the effect of public comments on administrative rules

Bart Mykolas Yavorosky has posted the full text of his Ph.D. dissertation entitled Comparing Apples: Predicting the effect of public comments on administrative rules (Virginia Tech, 2014). Here is the abstract: This dissertation addresses three questions about administrative rulemaking: Do … Continue reading

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