Friday, April 10, 2009

Read if you are not impressed with PACER

The case against PACER: tearing down the courts' paywall - Ars Technica
In this feature, Ars takes stock of online access to federal court records in the United States. We'll discuss how the system got where it is today, look at where there's room for improvement, and talk to two experts on open government about the prospects for reform. The bottom line is that the courts deserve credit for the progress they made in the 1990s, but a lot more work is needed to bring PACER into the 21st century