Category Archives: Policy debates

Farina et al.: Democratic Deliberation in the Wild: The McGill Online Design Studio and the RegulationRoom Project

Cynthia Farina, Hoi Kong, Cheryl Blake, Mary Newhart, and Nik Luka have published Democratic Deliberation in the Wild: The McGill Online Design Studio and the RegulationRoom Project, Fordham Urban Law Journal, 41, 1527-1580 (2014). The full text appears to be … Continue reading

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Marsden: Open Access to Law – How Soon?

Chris Marsden of the University of Sussex has posted Open Access to Law – How Soon? at the site of the Society for Computers and Law. Here is the introduction to the post: Professor Chris Marsden explains what is behind … Continue reading

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Hack4Congress Legislative Hackathon and Conference: Results, storify, links, and resources

#Hack4Congress: A “Not-Just-for-Technologists” Event to Fix Congress with the OpenGov Foundation — a legislative hackathon — was held January 30-February 1, 2015, at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The event’s Website is available at: http://www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/Challenges-to-Democracy/Events/Hack4Congress The winners … Continue reading

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Cambridge Workshops on Legal Aspects of Blockchain Technologies: Storify, links, and resources

Two workshops on legal aspects of blockchain technologies were held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 15-18 January 2015, at MIT and Harvard’s Berkman Center. January 15-16, 2015: Technical and Legal Workshop: Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies and Distributed Ledgers, at MIT Media Lab January … Continue reading

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Dunn and Larrington: Best Practices for the Authentication of Official Electronic Legal Material

Catherine M. Dunn and Jane Larrington have posted Best Practices for the Authentication of Official Electronic Legal Material. Here is the abstract: Many state governments publish primary legal material online, potentially saving money, increasing efficiency, and expanding access to such … Continue reading

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du Feu and Lambert: Publishing Legal Information in a Small Jurisdiction: Privacy versus Open Justice

Sue du Feu and James Lambert have published Impacts and Effects of Publishing Legal Information in a Small Jurisdiction: Privacy v Open Justice, Legal Information Management, 14, 284-289 (2014). Here is the abstract: This paper […] outlines the challenges faced … Continue reading

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Workshops on legal aspects of blockchain technology: January 15-16 and 17-18, 2015, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Two workshops on legal aspects of blockchain technologies are scheduled to be held in January 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: January 15-16, 2015: Technical and Legal Workshop: Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies and Distributed Ledgers, at MIT Media Lab January 17-18, 2015: Berkman … Continue reading

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