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Advanced RECAP – Search our database of millions of PACER documents and dockets

Court Listener – Free Law Project: Advanced RECAP Search – Search our database of millions of PACER documents and dockets. [via Cheryl Niemeier]

“The RECAP Archive is a searchable collection of millions of PACER documents and dockets that were gathered using our RECAP Extensions for Firefox and Chrome. This unique archive was created to partially address what we see as the PACER Problem. Using this archive, you can finally search and download millions of PACER documents, including those that were originally scanned PDFs, which we laboriously convert to text. This work was made possible thanks to a partnership with The Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton, the generous data contributions of thousands of RECAP users, and a ton of volunteer support…”

An analysis of 2 decades of efforts to improve social mobility – UK

Report shows that government policies over the last 20 years have delivered little progress on social mobility in Britain. “Two decades of government efforts to improve social mobility have failed to deliver enough progress in reducing the gap between Britain’s ‘haves and have nots’, the Social Mobility Commission warns today (28 June 2017) in a… Continue Reading

NARA – Best Practices for File Naming

NARA Blog – “The following are best practices for file naming. File names should: Be unique and consistently structured; Be persistent and not tied to anything that changes over time or location; Limit the character length to no more than 25-35 characters; Use leading 0s to facilitate sorting in numerical order if following a numeric… Continue Reading

Investigative Report – HUD is being deconstructured

ProPublica and New York Magazine joint reporting: “…HUD has long been something of an overlooked stepchild within the federal government. Founded in 1965 in a burst of Great Society resolve to confront the “urban crisis,” it has seen its manpower slide by more than half since the Reagan Revolution. (The HUD headquarters is now so… Continue Reading

New Yorker – Who Owns the Internet?

Who Owns the Internet? What Big Tech’s monopoly powers mean for our culture. “…Today, just about everybody uses it for everything. Even as the Web has grown, however, it has narrowed. Google now controls nearly ninety per cent of search advertising, Facebook almost eighty per cent of mobile social traffic, and Amazon about seventy-five per… Continue Reading

US Role in the World: Background and Issues for Congress

CRS report via FAS – U.S. Role in the World: Background and Issues for Congress. Ronald O’Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs; Michael Moodie, Assistant Director and Senior Specialist in Foreign, Affairs, Defense and Trade. August 17, 2017. “The overall U.S. role in the world since the end of World War II in 1945 (i.e., over… Continue Reading

GPO and LC partner on release of digitized Congressional Record 1931-1940

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1931-1940 on GPO’s govinfo. This release covers debates and proceedings of the 72nd thru the 76th Congresses. This era of Congress covers historical topics such as: The Great Depression The last two… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – You Don’t Need AI Or Robot Lawyers To Automate Your Law Firm

Via LLRX – You Don’t Need AI Or Robot Lawyers To Automate Your Law Firm – Nicole Black’s article addresses how solo and small law firms can effectively implement business process improvements using applications for critical tasks including time-tracking, billing, and invoicing. Continue Reading

Digital Regulation: Designing a Supranational Legal Framework for the Platform Economy

Finck, Michèle, Digital Regulation: Designing a Supranational Legal Framework for the Platform Economy (June 20, 2017). European Law Review (2018 Forthcoming); LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 15/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2990043 “This paper examines digital data-driven platforms and their impact on contemporary regulatory paradigms. While these phenomena are increasingly proclaimed as paradigm altering in… Continue Reading

2017 International Data Base Update

“The U.S. Census Bureau’s International Data Base update provides revisions for 16 countries and areas. Revised estimates and projections are available for American Samoa, Angola, Botswana, Burma, Guam, Iran, Jordan, Liberia, Mali, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Tunisia, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Zimbabwe. The International Data Base is a series of estimates… Continue Reading

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence

Center for Data Innovation: “Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to dramatically transform huge swathes of the economy and society for the better, and as the technology continues to make headlines many countries are developing plans to ensure they can take full advantage of these benefits. Below is a high-level overview of a number of… Continue Reading