Tag: historical context

  • Federal Register weekly update: More than 15,000 documents issued so far in 2023

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    The Federal Register is a daily journal of federal government activity that includes presidential documents, proposed and final rules, and public notices. It is a common measure of an administration’s regulatory activity, accounting for both regulatory and deregulatory actions. From July 17, 2023, through July 21, 2023, the Federal Register grew by 2,022 pages for…

  • 45 years ago, Alaska voters approved measure removing residency requirement for presidential elections

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    Forty-five years ago—on August 23, 1966—Alaska voters approved a measure permitting the state legislature to shorten the residency requirement for persons living in Alaska who wished to vote only for President and Vice President of the United States. It was the first measure the state legislature referred to the ballot since Alaska received statehood in…

  • Exploring the history of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996

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    You may have heard about Section 230, but what exactly is it? Section 230 is a federal law passed as part of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) which contains two provisions that prevent internet service providers and website companies from being held liable for most content created by users of their services, including…