Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia to broadcast and archive General Assembly committee hearings for the first time. “The commonwealth is making a significant move this year to live stream and archive committee hearings of the General Assembly, something open government advocates have been pushing for years….The live broadcasts and online archive will allow the public, lobbyists and anyone with an interest in committee hearings to watch from their home or office, and go back and review hearings indefinitely.”
ExpertClick: New Website Provides Letters of Intent
(PRESS RELEASE). “LettersOfIntent.co is a new website from FreePrintable.net that provides sample text and ideas for those pursuing business agreements, higher education, adoption and more. The 36 new letters of intent cover everything from real estate ventures to grants to employment…. LettersOfIntent.co is sister site to CoverLetterExamples.net, which has 243 free cover letter templates for school, work, and awards, as well as PrintableContracts.com, which has more than 400 printable contracts for legal matters, sales, events, and more. There are nearly 100 sites in the FreePrintable.net family of free printables sites created by Savetz Publishing, Inc., a company devoted to creating useful and informative web sites of interest to consumers and small businesses.”
Engadget: Judge orders DreamHost to hand over data from anti-Trump site. “Earlier this week, after DreamHost challenged its warrant in court, the Department of Justice narrowed what sorts of information it would seek from the website host in regards to activity on the site disruptj20.org. The website was used to help organize protests against Donald Trump on Inauguration Day and the government claims visitors to the site used it to plan violence. Today, a judge ordered DreamHost to comply with the newly refocused warrant.”
BBC: Chinese ‘cyber-court’ launched for online cases. “China has launched a digital “cyber-court” to help deal with a rise in the number of internet-related claims, according to state media. The Hangzhou Internet Court opened on Friday and heard its first case – a copyright infringement dispute between an online writer and a web company.”
TRAC Immigration: TRAC’s New Web Tool Maps Cases Pending in Immigration Court. “The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University has just released a brand new web mapping application that allows the public to examine for the very first time the number of individuals residing in each state, county, and local community within a county, who have pending cases before the Immigration Court. Using this new interactive web tool, the location of individuals involved in Immigration Court cases can be displayed based upon each individual’s recorded home address. Where the individual is detained, the address shown may be that of the detention facility where the individual is being held.”
Law Society Gazette: Blame game begins as Google Translate stands in for court interpreter. “A blame game has begun over who should provide translation services after a barrister was forced to step in and download a translation app when a defendant unable to speak English was left without an interpreter at a court hearing. Mandarin-speaking Xiu Ping Yang had been accused by Redcar & Cleveland Council of food hygiene breaches related to a Chinese restaurant she ran in Eston, North Yorkshire.”
This popped up in my Google Alerts, and I don’t think I’ve never seen this before. From the United States Ninth Circuit Court: Watch recording for case: David Elliott v. Google Inc., No. 15-15809. It’s about half an hour and the video is on YouTube as well as embedded on the page. The “United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit” YouTube Channel has what looks like hundreds of videos.