America Decoded – Accessible Law for the Internet Age

Laws are people’s public property but very often, it is hard for citizens to get acquainted with the country’s laws, rules and regulations. In effect, it is not important to know what the law, but where the law. For US laws, the right place is www. It is a new project by the OpenGov Foundation designed to open up city and state statutes to citizens, stakeholders and public servants. Till now, the municipal laws, legal codes and state laws of a few cities and states are available on the website but more are on the way. The cities included in this beta release have come from existing open government partnerships. These laws are provided without any copyright restrictions, paywalls or fees.

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