Tag Archives: Constitutional law information systems

Katz and Schneider on Ethereum and legal applications of blockchain technology

Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz of Michigan State University and the ReInvent Law Laboratory has posted Ethereum – A Revolutionary New Platform for Applications (including Computable Contracts), at Computational Legal Studies. Dan’s post links to the Website of the Ethereum … Continue reading

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Starger and Dodson: Video: Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine: Civil Pleading, using SCOTUS Mapper Software

Profesor Colin Starger of the University of Baltimore and Professor Scott Dodson of the University of California Hastings have posted a new video entitled Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine: Civil Pleading. The video demonstrates the use of Colin Starger’s SCOTUS Mapper … 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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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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Starger: Visualizing SCOTUS Doctrine II – Dissents and Competing Traditions

Professor Colin Starger of the University of Baltimore has posted Visualizing SCOTUS Doctrine II – Dissents and Competing Traditions, at PrawfsBlawg. Here are excerpts from the post: In my last post, I introduced the SCOTUS Mapping Project and explained the … Continue reading

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Shaffer: Using NLP to measure executive discretion provided for by constitutions and statutes

Robert Shaffer of the University of Texas will present a paper entitled Power in Text: Grammar and Language in Comparative Delegation, this week at APSA 2013. Here is the abstract: Throughout the political science and legal literatures, scholars often use … Continue reading

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Draft Tunisian Constitution, on GitHub

The draft Tunisian constitution has been placed on GitHub, in a browsable format, by the the user “mtimet” (on Twitter: @dmtimet), whom I haven’t been able to identify. The data and code for this version of the draft Tunisian Constitution … Continue reading

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June 12: Starger Presents Legal Visualization Software @ Penn State

Professor Colin Starger of University of Baltimore School of Law will give an informal presentation of his software for visualizing legal arguments and holdings in court decisions, on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon in Willard 171, at … Continue reading

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Carey: Diagrams of data regarding modeling contradictions in judicial precedent

Matthew Carey, Esq., of Thomson Reuters has posted diagrams of the data reported in his Artificial Intelligence and Law article: “Holdings about holdings: Modeling contradictions in judicial precedent”. Click here for the article. Click here for a preprint of the … Continue reading

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