JTDL: Ethical disruption of justice systems; warrantless location tracking + new jobs


After a long legal battle, including a trip to the US Supreme Court, the Official Code of Georgia Annotated is now a Github repo. (Boing Boing) A bipartisan bill is headed to the US House floor that would make PACER, the federal courts database, free. (Bloomberg)

Covid-19 has led to a worrisome uptick in the use of electronic ankle monitors. (MIT Technology Review)

Google is giving data to police based on search keywords. (c|net)

Three more LAPD officers were charged with falsifying information in the ongoing gang database labeling scandal. (Los Angeles Times)

A watchdog group sued the NYPD over sentiment data-tracking records. (VentureBeat)

A judge upends Vallejo, California’s use of cell site simulators. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

US Customs and Border Patrol bought global location data from weather and game apps. (VICE) The IRS is being investigated for using location data without a warrant. (VICE)

“Algorithms of Oppression” with Safiya Noble. (Institute of AI)

The ethical disruption of the civil and criminal justice system. (VillageCapital) (h/t Brian Howe) Investors should focus more on the infrastructure supporting AI than the AI itself. (Forbes)

New guiding principles for post-pandemic court technology. (University of Denver)

How do we make a good taxonomy of legal problems? (Open Law Lab)

Chatbots and access-to-justice. (Artificial Lawyer)

A reminder that no matter how good crime data is, we don’t know what makes crime rates go up or down. (538)

Self-pwn: Hacker uploads his own fingerprints to a crime scene. (Forbes)

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Jobs & Opportunities

18F, the federal government’s in-house tech shop, is hiring. (18F) (h/t Eleni Manis)

6Clicks, which do cyber security audits for courts and government agencies, needs an “enabler”. (6C) (h/t Josh Jackson)

The American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation is looking for a deputy director. (ABA)

Arnold Ventures has a bunch of job openings in their various criminal justice tracks. (Arnold)

The Brennan Center is looking for a bunch of legal interns. (BC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has openings in their Justice and Opportunity vertical. (CZI)

Chicago Kent College of Law is hiring for an inaugural chair in entrepreneurship and applied legal technology. (CKCL) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

Cornell’s Digital Life Initiative has a new technology law and policy fellowship. (CDLI)

Data for Black Lives needs a national organizing director. (DfBL)

DataKind is looking for a director of volunteers. (DK) (h/t Eleni Manis)

DC’s Criminal Code Reform Commission needs a social scientist. (CCRC)

The Edinburgh Futures Institute’s Centre for Technomoral Futures has four funded PhDs to give away. (EFI)

Everytown for Gun Safety needs a data engineer. (EGS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Future Society needs an analyst and interns. (FS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Future Tense is looking for a research and events associate. (FT)

Georgetown’s Beek Center for Social Impact is hiring a data and justice researcher. (BC)

[New] The Government Digital Service, the in-house tech team for the UK government, needs a CEO. (GDS) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

[New] The Harvard Law Library’s Innovation Lab needs a outreach coordinator. (HLL)

The Illinois Courts are looking for a senior program manager for its legal technology initiatives. (ILCourts)

JustFix.nyc is looking for a UX/UI designer. (JF)

Just Tech needs a consultant. (JT) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

LawHelpNY needs a new director. (CFW)

[New] Lagniappe Law Lab needs a legal content manager. (LLL) (h/t Amanda Brown)

[New] The Partnership on AI is looking for a director of research. (PAI) (h/t Eleni Manis)

The Philly District Attorney's Office is looking for researchers, data scientists and programmers. (PDAO)

Pro Bono Net has an open position. (PBN)

Raheem, a platform for reporting police violence, needs a software engineer. (R)

RapidSoS, a data platform for first responders, is hiring. (RSoS) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Recidiviz needs a director of ops and a security engineer. (R)

Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone has multiple openings. (RU) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

San Francisco city government needs a business analyst for their criminal justice data work. (SF) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Schmidt Futures has numerous open roles. (SF)

The Shuttleworth Foundation opened applications for fellows. (SF)

SimpleCitizen, an immigration tech company, needs a customer success strategist. (SC) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Stanford’s Computational Policy Lab needs data scientists and engineers. (SU)

Suffolk Law School needs an instructional designer for its online legal education. (SLS)

[New] Suffolk Law School’s LIT Lab needs a Python dev. (SLS)

R Street, a libertarian think tank, needs to fill some tech and policy roles. (RS)

Theory and Principle, a legal software development boutique, needs a QA dev. (T&P)

TuitApp needs a legal researcher. (TA) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

[New] The UK Ministry of Justice needs a service designer. (MOJ) (h/t Daan Vansimpsen)

The Vera Institute of Justice has numerous open positions. (VIJ) (h/t Eleni Manis)

Yale Law School is looking for visiting fellows for the Information Society Project. (ISP)

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