Access to the pages of paper records from federal courts is free, but access to the same pages online is expensive. Supreme Court Correspondent Adam Liptak of the New York Times explains the issues surrounding the costly access to online court documents and how some organizations are pushing back in the courtroom.
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Learn more about Adam Liptak:
Attacking a Pay Wall That Hides Public Court Filings
The Courts Are Making a Killing on Public Records
The Federal Courts Are Running An Online Scam
PACER: Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule
Proposed legislation would eliminate PACER fees