Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Federal Register Website (in Plain English)

Monday was the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Federal Register Act (as well as the twentieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, mentioned yesterday on this blog).  For that milestone, a new Federal Register website was launched.

While appellate attorneys may not delve into the Federal Register every day (though some may, depending on specialization), the website is worth checking out.  The home page is organized like an online newspaper, with topics and headlines in Plain English.  There is also a four-minute video giving background information on "Federal Register 2.0," as the new site is being called, as well as the Federal Register in general and its contribution to open government.

Thanks to Legal Blog Watch for the tip.