Posts Tagged: RECAP

New Year’s Resolutions and You

New year-new you, right? According to this post in History of the Holidays, New Year’s Resolutions date back to the Roman era. Babylonians began the tradition in March, but it was the Romans who brought the new tradition to the beginning of the year. The Romans made the change to January because January is named… Read more »

Celebrating 365 Days of Women in Government

Happy Anniversary!  About this time last year, I was sitting in a meeting with other GovLoop staffers thinking through ways we could better serve our audience of over 200,000 public servants. We talked about what challenges they face and how we could help them overcome barriers. We talked about what govies wanted from public service and how we could achieve whatever… Read more »

Creating a Data Culture with the Department of Commerce

At GovLoop’s Tuesday How to Optimize Your Open Data event, the morning kicked off with an animated delivery by Mike Kruger, a recent feature in our Capitalizing on the Open Data Revolution guide. For the past four years, Kruger has been working as the Director of Digital Engagement for the Department of Commerce to create… Read more »

Lee on Redaction Failures in PACER

Timothy B. Lee of the Princeton University Department of Computer Science and Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) has posted Studying the Frequency of Redaction Failures in PACER, on the CITP’s blog, Freedom to Tinker. In this post, Mr. Lee reports on research respecting documents from the U.S. federal courts’ PACER database. Using customized software,… Read more »

Katz on Quantitative Legal Prediction

Daniel Martin Katz, of the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Complex Systems and Computational Legal Studies, has posted Quantitative Legal Prediction, slides from his presentation at NELIC 2011: The New and Emerging Legal Infrastructures Conference, held 15 April 2011 at Boalt Hall, Berkeley, California, USA. The presentation describes a model for the… Read more »

Schultze on PACER, RECAP, and the Movement to Free American Case Law

Stephen Schultze of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy has posted PACER, RECAP, and the Movement to Free American Case Law, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Mr. Schultze describes the origins of RECAP, an innovative project to publicly disseminate U.S. federal court… Read more »

The number one story in the GovCon space is….

Based on a govWin community poll, the following has been determined as the biggest GovCon story of 2010: GovCon Story of 2010: The Suspension of GTSI SummaryThough the cuts to Defense Department funding is a close second, the shock of GTSI’s suspension by the Small Business Administration from receiving new procurement work on October 1st… Read more »

Yu on Bringing Open Government to Courts

An interview has been posted with Harlan Yu of the Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), about the development of RECAP, the controversy over charging fees for access to court records through PACER, privacy respecting court records, the Law.gov legal open government data project, Mr. Yu’s Ph.D. research, and his presentation entitled Government… Read more »

GovLaunch: The New RECAP Archive – Better Public Access to U.S. Federal Court Records

Stephen Schultze and Harlan Yu, both of the Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy, today announced (here and here) the launching of The RECAP Archive, a new Web interface to RECAP, the free database of U.S. federal court documents. The RECAP Archive enables searching and browsing by court, case name, docket number, PACER case… Read more »