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More courts to offer audio recordings — for a fee through PACER

More Federal Courts Move to Offer Digital Audio Recordings Online, The Third Branch, United States Courts, (November 2010).

According to Stephen Schultze, It is “worth noting that during the pilot period of this service, the fee for the audio files was $.08. This highlights the arbitrary nature of pricing for internet-delivered electronic court documents. Does the current pricing meet the statutory requirement (28 USC 1913 note) that the “Judicial Conference may, only to the extent necessary, prescribe reasonable fees… to reimburse expenses incurred in providing these services”?

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