Bloomberg Law
Feb. 13, 2019, 4:25 PMUpdated: Feb. 13, 2019, 10:09 PM

PACER’s Court Records Should Be Free, Lawmakers Say (2)

Patrick L. Gregory
Patrick L. Gregory

Fees charged for public records through the federal court’s electronic document management system would be eliminated under bipartisan legislation reintroduced in the U.S. House.

It’s unreasonable to overcharge Americans for public court records through PACER, co-sponsors Republican Doug Collins of Georgia and Democrat Mike Quigley of Illinois said in a statement announcing the legislation.

“This legislation will help ensure transparency and access,” Collins said in a statement to Bloomberg Law.

A lawsuit by legal groups representing consumers, veterans and others claim the system takes in more in fees each year than it costs to run it.

The Electronic Court Records ...

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