The Feds Make a Killing by Overcharging for Electronic Court Records

Here we see a nice little crony nugget the government doesn’t want to give up, even though there is no justification for the cost.

(From Reason)

“PACER is the only major government system that charges by the click, and access to federal court dockets is one of the most important government databases we have,” says Carl Malamud, a prominent public domain advocate. “Distribution of documents on the internet at costs that resemble 1970s copyshop fees is ridiculous in today’s day and age.”

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