The Washington Post reports that The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has a plan to restore online access to documents that were controversially removed in August from PACER, the online system for accessing public court records.
“The Administrative Office is working to restore electronic access to these cases by converting the docket sheets in these cases to PDF format which will allow us to make them available in PACER,” said David Sellers, assistant director for public affairs at the AO, in a statement to the Washington Post.
- Online court archive PACER says it will restore access to missing records, By Andrea Peterson, Washington Post (September 19, 2014).
- PACER Finally Agrees To Put Back Court Documents That Were Deleted, by Mike Masnick, TechDirt (Sep 19th 2014).
- Letter to Patrick J. Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary from John D. Bates, Director of the Administrative Office Of The United States Courts (Sep. 19, 2014).