Category Archives: Policy Materials

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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ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services seeks public comments on new issues paper; submission deadline is December 10, 2014

The American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services seeks public comments on its new issues paper, entitled Issues Paper on the Future of Legal Services. The submission deadline is December 10, 2014. Submission instructions are stated in … Continue reading

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Attempt to trademark “Legal Hackers” is abandoned

On October 31, 2014, Legal Hackers LLC appears to have abandoned and withdrawn its application to register the term “Legal Hackers” as a federal word mark. Joshua Tauberer, as an opponent of the attempt to register the mark, co-signed the … Continue reading

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UnBlight Unconference 2014: Storify, links, and resources

UnBlight — “an unconference exploring technology, property data and community revitalization” — was held 14-15 August 2014 in Macon, Georgia, USA. The event was hosted by Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism and the Sunlight Foundation, and was funded by … Continue reading

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EU Council adopts electronic identification rules

The EU Council issued an announcement entitled Council adopts electronic identification rules, on 23 July 2014. Here is the summary: The Council today adopted a regulation which lays down conditions for mutual recognition of electronic identification; sets rules for trust … Continue reading

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Williams: Open law and open legislative data resources

Rebecca Williams, J.D., of the Sunlight Foundation has posted two new resources on open law and open legislative data: 1. A list of resources on open law and open legislative data The list covers Open Law Tools (Code), Open Lawmaking … Continue reading

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Video: Meeting of U.S. Congress’s Legislative Branch Bulk Data Task Force, 24 February 2014

Video is available of the meeting of the U.S. Congress’s Legislative Branch Bulk Data Task Force, held 24 February 2014 in Washington, DC. Here is a description: On February 24, 2014, the Legislative Branch Bulk Data Task Force held a … Continue reading

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