TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 4, 2019
Seven retired federal judges are adding their names to the charge that Pacer should be free, filing amicus briefs in a class-action lawsuit pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals, The ABA Journal reports. The judges’ brief argues that docket-access fees reduce judicial transparency and the legitimacy of the courts. Other amici supporting the plaintiffs in the lawsuit include former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, the original sponsor of the law at issue in the suit; several legal research platforms; media organizations; the American Civil Liberties Union; and the Cato Institute.