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Title:Visual First Amendment: Using empirical legal methods and visualization techniques to enhance understanding of Supreme Court rulings
Author(s):Rabina, Debbie Lee; Sula, Chris
Subject(s):information visualization
quantitative analyses including statistics
Abstract:The Visual First Amendment (VFA) brings together empirical legal methods and data-driven visualization to produce a new and engaging look at the Supreme Court rulings on the First Amendment. Our interactive displays allows visitors to explore the interrelation of issues, cases, courts, and justices over time, and to consider the broad social and legal changes that have impacted First Amendment rulings on the freedoms of religions, speech, press, assembly, and petition. The project contributes to a growing body of empirical legal research that relies on public datasets and interfaces used by journalists, researchers, and the general public for a variety of purposes, among them civil literacy and governmental accountability. A short video describing the project is available at:
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-23

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