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Daily Archives: December 26, 2022

Jan. 6 committee tackled unprecedented attack with time-tested inquiry

Via LLRXJan. 6 committee tackled unprecedented attack with time-tested inquiry – Claire Leavitt, Assistant Professor of Government, Smith College, presents an overview of the broad investigative powers of the Congress from the 1920s to the present. The latest investigation may be its most consequential to date. After 18 months, more than 1,200 interviews and 10 public hearings that presented 70 witnesses’ testimony, the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack released its 845-page final report late on Dec. 22, 2022. The report recommended that the Department of Justice prosecute former President Donald Trump on four criminal charges, including conspiracy and incitement of insurrection. The committee’s recommendation to prosecute a former president was unprecedented. But its investigation of the events of Jan. 6, 2021 fell squarely within Congress’ power, and added a new chapter to a centuries-long history of congressional investigations into government scandals and failures.

The LegAi Editor: A Tool for the Construction of Legal Knowledge Bases

The LegAi Editor: A Tool for the Construction of Legal Knowledge Bases, Tomer Libal, University of Luxembourg. Legal Knowledge and Information Systems. E. Francesconi et al. (Eds.) © 2022 ORCiD ID: “Abstract. A key challenge in legal knowledge representation is the construction of formal knowledge bases. Such knowledge bases then allow for various applications… Continue Reading

Everyone Is Using Google Photos Wrong

Wired: “Every year, more than a billion people use the Google Photos app to upload and store billions of pictures and videos. For many, the process is likely identical: You snap some photos with your phone and they’re automatically uploaded to Google’s cloud service. You might pick the best photo and share it on WhatsApp or… Continue Reading

10 tips for successful collaboration among global remote teams

TechRepublic: “I participate in a global remote team that operates 24/7 year-round, and I was happy to provide coverage as a system administrator for my colleagues during the celebration of the Indian holiday Diwali. Colleagues return the favor for American public holidays such as Christmas. My team was once exclusively local, and transitioning to a… Continue Reading

Cyber attacks set to become ‘uninsurable’ $ – “The chief executive of one of Europe’s biggest insurance companies has warned that cyber attacks, rather than natural catastrophes, will become “uninsurable” as the disruption from hacks continues to grow. Insurance executives have been increasingly vocal in recent years about systemic risks, such as pandemics and climate change, that test the sector’s… Continue Reading

Social media may prevent users from reaping creative rewards of profound boredom

University of Bath – “People who turn to social media to escape from superficial boredom are unwittingly preventing themselves from progressing to a state of profound boredom, which may open the door to more creative and meaningful activity, a new study of the Covid pandemic shows. Researchers from the University of Bath School of Management… Continue Reading

Top 4 legal technology news stories of 2022

ABA Journal, Nicole Black: “After one of the most challenging periods in recent history, 2022 was a year of reemergence. We once again entered public spaces, cautiously embracing a semblance of normalcy. At the same time, the painful memories of the incredibly challenging and tumultuous years of the pandemic were ever-present in our minds. Law… Continue Reading