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New on LLRX – #GovDocs2Trump Tweetathon and End of Term Harvest

#GovDocs2Trump Tweetathon and End of Term Harvest Debbie Rabina, Ph.D., Professor, Pratt Institute, School of Information posted this blog that merits sharing for both its intent, the use of Twitter to attract the attention of the President-Elect, and the crowd sourcing concept. Rabina states: America deserves a president who is well versed in the history of this nation and the documents upon which that history was built. Let’s present those documents to the President-Elect through his favorite medium–Twitter. Tweetathon began at 9am (central) on December 1, 2016. You are welcome to join at any time. Feel free to use whatever government related document (Supreme Court decisions, inaugural addresses, speeches, early American papers, etc.) strikes your fancy. Tag each tweet with the hashtag #GovDocs2Trump and please send them to @realdonaldtrump. This way we can fill his feed.

New on LLRX – Legal Tech Evangelist Calls for Engagement on Civil Liberties Post Election

Via LLRX.com – Legal Tech Evangelist Calls for Engagement on Civil Liberties Post Election. Nicole Black, a Rochester, New York attorney and Legal Technology Evangelist delivers a clarion call for colleagues to expand their engagement with groups that work for civil liberties in the United States. Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Select Bibliography

Via LLRX.com – Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Select Bibliography – This expansive, comprehensive and up-to-date guide by Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library, references resources that include books, loose-leaf, online, database and e-government sites, services and resources. Continue Reading

The Terrorist Screening Database and Preventing Terrorist Travel

CRS – The Terrorist Screening Database and Preventing Terrorist Travel. Jerome P. Bjelopera, Specialist in Organized Crime and Terrorism; Bart Elias, Specialist in Aviation Policy; Alison Siskin, Specialist in Immigration Policy. November 7, 2016. “After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the federal government developed a unified regimen to identify and list known or… Continue Reading

The New Era of Secret Law

Brennan Center for Justice – New Report: “Secret Law” Governs Key Aspects of National Security Policy – “At least 74 opinions, memoranda, and letters issued by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) between 2002 and 2009 on core post-9/11 national security topics, including intelligence activities and the detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects,… Continue Reading

Global Migration 2005-2010 Visualization

Public Tableau Viz – Global Migration 2005-2010 via The global flow of people – “published in Science (free access) Explore new estimates of migration flows between and within regions for five-year periods, 1990 to 2010. Click on a region to discover flows country-by-country by Nikola Sander, Guy J. Abel & Ramon Bauer About the Data –… Continue Reading

Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens to remove diesel vehicles by 2025

C40Cities news release: “Diesel vehicles will be removed from Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens by 2025, as part of unprecedented effort by mayors to improve the quality of air for their citizens. These pioneering cities also pledged to incentivise alternative vehicles and promote walking and cycling infrastructure. The market-shifting commitment was made today at… Continue Reading

The Latest Plum Book

OPM Plum Book: Every four years, just after the Presidential election, the “United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions” is published. It is commonly known as the Plum Book [this is a link to the 2012 version] and is alternately published between the House and Senate. – The Plum Book has a listing of over 7,000… Continue Reading

WaPo documents an increasingly diverse United States

The increasingly diverse United States of America – “The racial and ethnic diversity of communities varies greatly across the country, but rapid change is coming to many of the least-diverse areas. These are just some of the ways….To quantify how America is changing, we used the diversity index, which measures the chance that two people chosen… Continue Reading

2014 Statistics of U.S. Businesses

“This release includes single-year estimates of the number of firms, number of establishments, employment and annual payroll. Statistics are presented by Metropolitan Statistical Area, county and Legal Form of Organization. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/susb.html. Continue Reading

Gallup – Trump’s Policy Proposals and Public Opinion

Frank Newport – “As is true for any presidential candidate, Donald Trump made a significant number of promises throughout his more-than-yearlong campaign for the presidency. With less than two months to go before he takes office, Trump now faces the challenges of figuring out how to implement his proposals. One such challenge concerns public opinion:… Continue Reading

Paper – Equitable Defenses in the Age of Statutes

Anenson, T. Leigh, Equitable Defenses in the Age of Statutes (November 6, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2877457 “The Supreme Court’s pending decision in SGA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, is the most recent in a series of cases struggling with the same issue: What is the scope and content of equitable… Continue Reading