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Tomorrow at 11 AM EST, the DC Council will hold a legislative hearing on the Urban Farming and Food Security Act, a plan to transform vacant District building lots into food-producing urban farms.  And for the first time ever, DC residents can go online to participate in this official Council hearing before, during, and after the gavel drops.  
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Tomorrow at 11 AM EST, the DC Council will hold a legislative hearing on the Urban Farming and Food Security Act, a plan to transform vacant District building lots into food-producing urban farms.  And for the first time ever, DC residents can go online to participate in this official Council hearing before, during, and after the gavel drops.  

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Announcing the AmLegal Decoder!  
The Decoder automatically transforms new laws into open legal data for AmericaDecoded network city and state law websites.  This handy graphic helps breaks down how the Decoder works, and you can get the Decoder working in your hometown simply by sending us an email at: sayhello [at] opengovfoundation [dot] org.
Said Tim O’Reilly: "As John Adams so wisely said, we have ‘a government of laws, not of men.’  How important it is, then, for us all to be able to read and understand the laws that govern us. The AmLegal Decoder is a tool for bringing the republic that John Adams and his peers imagined into the 21st century.” 
Said Waldo Jaquith, Director of the US Open Data Institute: “This is a tremendous advance for open legal data, really without precedent. American Legal and the OpenGov Foundation have provided a gift to 2,000 cities, the gift of raw material for innovation. This data is being released just as many municipal governments are turning their attention to publishing open data, in response to national, community-rooted organizations like Code for America clamoring for that data. It will be exciting to see new legal data websites and apps popping up around the nation, every one in a municipality that’s an American Legal customer.”
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Announcing the AmLegal Decoder! 

The Decoder automatically transforms new laws into open legal data for AmericaDecoded network city and state law websites.  This handy graphic helps breaks down how the Decoder works, and you can get the Decoder working in your hometown simply by sending us an email at: sayhello [at] opengovfoundation [dot] org.

Said Tim O’Reilly: "As John Adams so wisely said, we have ‘a government of laws, not of men.’  How important it is, then, for us all to be able to read and understand the laws that govern us. The AmLegal Decoder is a tool for bringing the republic that John Adams and his peers imagined into the 21st century.” 

Said Waldo Jaquith, Director of the US Open Data Institute: “This is a tremendous advance for open legal data, really without precedent. American Legal and the OpenGov Foundation have provided a gift to 2,000 cities, the gift of raw material for innovation. This data is being released just as many municipal governments are turning their attention to publishing open data, in response to national, community-rooted organizations like Code for America clamoring for that data. It will be exciting to see new legal data websites and apps popping up around the nation, every one in a municipality that’s an American Legal customer.”

cc codeforamerica sunlightcities omidyar-network github

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Supreme Court Justices and their Bobbleheads the Focus of...

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Supreme Court Justices and their Bobbleheads the Focus of Cornell Law Library Talk

Supreme Court Justices are people too. That’s a point George Mason Law Professor Ross Davies drove home during his Cornell Law Library Speaker Series talk “Supreme Court Solo Adjudication:…

The Highest Bobbleheads in the Land!

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