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The Prop 8 Video Archive Has Been Ordered Unsealed

BY Nick Judd | Monday, September 19 2011

A federal judge in California has ordered that digital recordings of court proceedings surrounding Prop. 8, the controversial constitutional amendment in that state that effectively bans same-sex marriage, be made ... Read More

California Law Bans Jurors' Courtroom Tweets

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, August 9 2011

In California, a new law explicitly bans use of social media while on jury duty: Courts will soon be required to explicitly warn jurors not to share case details or research potential case information via texts, blogs, ... Read More

Genies, Bottles and the British Courts

BY Nick Judd | Friday, May 20 2011

The British courts are trying to figure out how to stop leaks of material protected by privacy orders from reaching the public through blogs and social media, the Guardian reports. Comments from Lord Chief Justice Igor ... Read More

Cameras Come to Quincy's Court

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 3 2011

Neiman Lab profiles OpenCourt, a new Knight News Challenge-funded project that sets up daily livestreaming of Massachusetts' Quincy District Court. Read More

New Paper: To What Do We Owe Judicial Ludditism?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 19 2011

Evgeny Morozov points us to a juicy new Cornell Law School working paper that one looks forward to reading on why courts have lagged behind the public sector and other government branches in embracing technology: Judged ... Read More

A British Twist on Friend of the Court

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 18 2011

"It is great to see that the courts are willing to embrace new technology," says a British lawyer given permission to serve a summons to a difficult-to-reach debtor via Facebook. Read More

A Powerful Call to Open Source America's OS

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 10 2009

Carl Malamud, that clarion of the open public records movement, won a standing ovation for a spirited address to the Gov 2.0 Summit earlier today. What brought the crowd to its feet was Malamud's call to "open ... Read More