Tag Archives: Citizens’ participation in legislative drafting

New Legislative Crowdsourcing Platform in Washington, DC: MadisonDC

The OpenGov Foundation’s Project Madison legislative crowdsourcing system is now being used to enable the public to participate in drafting legislation of the District of Columbia in the U.S. — in a new crowdsourcing platform called MadisonDC — according to … Continue reading

Posted in Applications, Others' scholarly or sophisticated blogposts, Projects, Software, Technology developments, Technology tools, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Legal technology at PoplusCon 2014

Some legal technologies were worked on and discussed at PoplusCon 2014, held 29-30 April 2014 in Santiago, Chile. Poplus is a set of free and open “software components that help civil society groups and campaigners launch powerful websites – anywhere … Continue reading

Posted in Applications, Conference reports, Conference resources, Online discussions, Others' scholarly or sophisticated blogposts, Projects, Software, Technology developments, Technology tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Applications, Policy debates, Presentations, Slides, Technology developments, Technology tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Applications, Technology developments, Technology tools, Workshop | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Applications, Calls for evidence, Policy debates, Policy Materials, Technology developments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdsourced legislation introduced in Italian Senate

Il Fatto Quotidiano has published an article about a legislative bill which was drafted through a public crowdsourcing process at Beppe Grillo’s Website: “M5s, ecco la prima legge scritta in rete. ‘Soldi pubblici non a giornali, ma a startup’”. The … Continue reading

Posted in Applications, Projects, Technology developments, Technology tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Heaton: Good law, nine months on

Richard Heaton of the UK Cabinet Office has posted Good law, nine months on, at the Institute for Government blog. The post concerns the UK’s Good Law Initiative. Here are excerpts from the post: […] So ‘good law’ [i.e., the … Continue reading

Posted in Applications, Others' scholarly or sophisticated blogposts, Projects, Technology developments, Technology tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment