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PACER Changes Draw Ire of Attorneys, Journalists

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The federal judiciary this month removed years of court records from its online archives, drawing concern from attorneys, journalists, researchers and open-record advocates who rely on remote access to files.

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  • Bruce Burdick

    The Courts wouldn‘t be denying public access to court electronic records to try to thwart RECAP in order to rip off the public by charging even more outrageous access fees, would they? Yes, they would. Since RECAP is undercutting the outrageous $0.10 per page, by making the same documents available for free, greed has set in to try to protect this source of revenue. Ripping off the public by charging excessive fees for public domain documents has become big money for courts. Public service is not the priority of court administrators, getting extra revenue for courts to waste is the priority. It‘s disgusting Government, trying to feed on the public, as usual.

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