PACER Agrees To Put Back Deleted Court Documents

 

 

Earlier this week we shared that PACER had deleted teh case records of 1000’s of cases and eliminated the public’s access to these public court records.

In an abrupt about face it was announced that:

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (or AO) 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, a spokesperson said.

“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. “This process will be completed in the four appellate courts by the end of October.  We are also working to provide a similar solution for the dockets on the legacy system in the California Central bankruptcy court.”