Saturday, May 07, 2011

Private Investigator News: Project Grants Free Public Access to Federal Court Rulings

"Accessing federal court opinions will soon get easier for the public.

The U.S. Government Printing Office announced Wednesday that it is collaborating with the federal judiciary to launch a yearlong pilot program that will make federal court opinions available for free on the Federal Digital System (or FDsys) -- the office's centralized online database of government documents.

Federal court opinions are already available for free on PACER, but people will not need a login to locate opinions in FDsys, as they do with PACER, said Karen Redmond, public information officer for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

"If you're a lawyer, you may think, 'Those opinions are easy to find,' " Redmond said. "But it you're a member of the public, you might not know about PACER. This is more like one-stop shopping for the public. We're just trying to enhance what is available."

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