Wednesday, September 24, 2014

They're Baaack. . . ?: PACER Update

A recent WSJ post reported that the federal judiciary plans to restore online access to archives of federal case filings that had been removed from PACER.

“We regret the disruption in electronic access to this information, but I am happy to inform you that we have developed a solution that will restore full electronic access to all the courts of appeals material by the end of October 2014,” wrote Judge John D. Bates, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, in a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy on Friday.

The AALL Government Relations Committee will be following up with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to clarify the WSJ report, including whether or not just the docket sheets, or the entire case files, will be made available.  Stay tuned for more developments.


Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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