A key piece of the current administration’s efforts to make more government-held information available on-line, in usable form, is the data.gov website. Readers of this blog might be particularly interested in the “Law Data Community” on that site. This is a portal to material that is not “data” in the usual sense, but rather a wide range of agency legal materials other than regulations: adjudicatory decisions, case filings from DOJ, OLC and agency general counsel opinions, and various agency directives.
Although the available agency material is for now somewhat haphazard — including some that will be of broad interest and some that almost no one will care about — and incomplete, there’s a lot of good stuff here which is not in every case easy to find otherwise. Material is steadily accumulating, to the point where the site is now a useful resource, and likely to be come more so in the future. It’s worth a look.
This post was originally published on the legacy ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Notice and Comment blog, which merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and Comment blog in 2015.