“Google” for subpoenaed emails: AWS CloudSearch for eDiscovery

  In the last post on AWS CloudSearch, I provided a tutorial on the creation of a simple CloudSearch domain for Supreme Court decisions.  This walkthrough described the steps of creating a domain, configuring access policies and indexing, populating the index, and using the search API.  We were left with a functioning case search database.  

By |2012-04-21T12:49:16-04:00April 21st, 2012|Cloud, Law, Programming, Technology|0 Comments

XML Copy of the Michigan Compiled Law (MCL)

  A few weeks ago, Ari Hershowitz posted on Quroa calling for a Californa code hackathon.  Since Ari was drumming up support for software developers to build state-level tools, I thought I'd see what data the Michigan government had to offer.  However, Michigan, unlike California, does not provide any bulk access to its Code.  Access to Michigan

By |2011-08-13T22:01:20-04:00August 13th, 2011|Law, Programming|0 Comments

Two new papers on SSRN: Measuring EU integration through sovereign debt & Exploring relationships between headnotes in the Supreme Court

  What do you do with that unfinished paper?  You know, the one that's 50% there but you don't have the time to finish.  Or maybe it's the one that's 80% there, but you don't want to deal with the inevitable two years of revise-and-resubmit.   This problem gets even harder when you decide to leave academia.  I

By |2011-04-18T12:57:09-04:00April 18th, 2011|Finance, Law, Research|0 Comments

Now in print: An Empirical Survey of the Population of U.S. Tax Court Written Decisions

  When someone brings up the empirical study of legal citation, most people think of the work Landes & Posner and Epstein & Martin.  If you're really cool, you might even think of Dan and me, who have spent quite awhile analyzing and visualizing Supreme Court citations like those in the 3D 1080p animation below:   These studies, including

By |2011-04-15T15:22:50-04:00April 15th, 2011|Law, Research|1 Comment

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