Updating Americans’ First Amendment Right to Petition Their Government
J.H. Snider’s luncheon presentation sponsored by theHarvard Journal of Law & Technology, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The presentation includes a Powerpoint and webcast (compatible with Apple’s Quicktime).
Category Archives: Federal
Every Bill Coming Before the House Should Soon Be Available Online in Machine-Readable Format
Personal Democracy Media’s TechPresident cites J.H. Snider on the U.S. House of Representatives’ new legislative information website.
Government-wide Information Sharing for Democratic Accountability
The Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution publishes J.H. Snider’s paper on why the politics of using unique identifiers to track powerful political players across government databases may be less dismal than widely believed. The Open Government Coalition gives it the lead spot in its weekly newsletter. It was also covered in the U.K.’s Great Emancipator, the Campaign for a Stronger Democracy’s December Newsletter, and American City & County‘s December Newsletter.
Connecting the Dots for Democratic Accountability
iSolon sponsored event at the National Press Club, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. At the event, J.H. Snider presented his working paper: Connecting the Dots for Democratic Accountability: Semantic Web-Based Information Sharing Policy and the Future of Investigative Reporting. An updated draft was posted here on Thursday, October 28, 2010. The Powerpoint presentation of the paper can be found here.
How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
J.H. Snider presents his proposal for using semantic web technologies to automate conflict-of-interest reporting at this FTC workshop. The proposal consisted of apresentation (an audio recording of the presentation starts at 143:20) and accompanying working paper, both with the same title, “Automating Conflict-of-Interest Reporting.”
If Men Were Angels….: Should the Checks & Balances System Include Electoral Reform Juries?
Paper presented at the Representation and Electoral Systems Division’s theme panel, Citizens’ Assemblies and Deliberative Democracy, at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada.
Reforming American Redistricting: Lessons from British Columbia
Conference on redistricting reform cosponsored by the Hudson Institute and iSolon.org.