Petition To Improve PACER

A "small band of law librarians," including the wonderful staff here at Stanford, asks you to sign their petition to improve the online court docket system PACER. You can sign here. The petition's text appears in the full post.

We ask the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to improve PACER by enhancing the authenticity, usability and availability of the system.

We the undersigned, urge the Administrative Office of the US Courts (AO) to make the following changes to the PACER system:

* For verification and reliability, the AO should digitally sign every document put into PACER using readily available technology.

* PACER needs to be much more readily accessible if it is to be usable for research, education, and the practice of law. Improved accessibility includes both lowering the costs for using PACER and enhancing the web interfaces.

* Depository libraries should also have free access to PACER.

Thank you.

Thanks Erika, and for all your hard work!

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