Seeing like a citizen: How activists are making state laws legible

From Tech President:  The Open Government Foundation announced Friday that it had released, a web-friendly and restriction free publication of the Maryland Code of Public Laws.

Prior to the new website, state law was only available in PDF documents on the Maryland Legislature website and through Lexis Nexis. Anyone trying to access the laws through Lexis Nexis has to agree to an almost 5,000 word Terms of Service agreement, and the laws published through the service are subject to copyright restrictions, according to the press release.