Should the public pay a dime for access to court records?

Submitted by NFOIC on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 8:30am

The federal judiciary charges 10 cents per page to pull up court files from its online record repository. The fees can add up quickly, and users must consider whether each click to view a public record is worth the cost.

But a lawsuit in court Monday in Washington challenges the government’s paywall to search online for case documents through the service known as PACER, an acronym for Public Access to Court Electronic Records. (Read more here...)