Judgepedia, which I learned about today during Samsphere, is a site that aims to bring sunshine to court rulings and the judges who make them...
"Judgepedia is an online encyclopedia that strives to be a consummate source for authoritative articles, open and respectful discourse, and reputable research for all things judicial. Because Judgepedia works like any other Wiki, we encourage the contribution and discussion of anyone who wishes to speak honestly about the role of the judiciary in America. Your support and collaboration are enthusiastically encouraged."
Each state will have a portal so those of us in Ohio can have easy access to our judiciary and their decisions. As it's a wiki, and one that's just getting started, Ohio's portal isn't yet up...but you can add it.
In other news...
Chuck Muth, who blogs at Muths Truths, was the luncheon speaker focusing on how 'new media' can influence local politics. One piece of advice that I intend to follow from now on is to encourage readers to contact local elected officials about issues - and to include all the contact information in the post.
(yes - I knew this was helpful but just hadn't done it)
So, whenever I blog about issues, I will include email addresses and phone numbers so you can contact the elected official responsible and communicate your thoughts directly to them. Hopefully, this will make it easier for you to share your thoughts about decisions that will impact you.
And I was impressed with Chuck's talk because he didn't learn of the title until about 10 minutes before he was scheduled to speak...so he quickly put together some points and gave an informative and relevant speech. Afterward, he said that kind of thing is easy when you've been doing this sort of stuff for as long as he has. LOL!