Legal Information Publishing in an Era of Secrecy

It is impossible that I am the only person in the legal publishing field to have asked this question: How can we report on, analyze and otherwise make sense of the law for customers and news readers (not to mention the actual voting public as the stakeholders of democracy) when so much of the “law” grinds along beneath a veil of secrecy? Will Verizon and the government share their Big (Personal) Data with the rest of us?