The $1.66 trillion omnibus spending bill, advanced by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, excludes the Open Courts Act of 2021.
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Open Courts Act Excluded From $1.66 Trillion Government Spending Bill
House of Representatives Passes the Open Courts Act of 2020 to Make PACER Free
The United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 8235: the Open Courts Act of 2020 on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The bill seeks to provide free access to federal court documents filed on PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records). The federal judiciary opposes the bill, citing "devastating budgetary and operational impact on the Judiciary."
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Tagged: Free Access to Law, Justia, Open Courts Act of 2020, PACER
Federal Judge Rules That Judiciary Is Misusing PACER Fees
On March 31, a federal district court judge in Washington, DC, held that the fees collected by PACER—the electronic records system of the federal court system—are being used for purposes not authorized by law.
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Tagged: federal court, PACER