Yu: Assessing PACER’s Access Barriers

Harlan Yu of the Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) has posted Assessing PACER’s Access Barriers, on the CITP blog Freedom to Tinker.

Mr. Yu’s post assesses the preliminary report of a study of PACER by the U.S. federal courts, and described in the new issue of Third Branch.

While that report indicates high user satisfaction with PACER, Mr. Yu cites evidence that the PACER user community is unnecessarily small, due to access obstacles such as fees and accepted payment methods.

Mr. Yu urges the federal courts to remove these barriers to access and to explore alternative means of administering and funding PACER, as Stephen Schultze recommended earlier this year.

This entry was posted in Others' scholarly or sophisticated blogposts, Policy debates, Policy Materials and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Yu: Assessing PACER’s Access Barriers

  1. legalinformatics says:

    Is PACER Providing Sufficient Public Access to Federal Court Documents? http://bit.ly/bfRqho @ericlipman comments on @harlanyu ‘s post

  2. On What People Don’t Know They Want from PACER , by @NancyScola | @techpresident http://j.mp/decTPN citing @harlanyu ‘s post

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s