Fees to Access Federal Court Filings

Thank you, Judge Posner and all the other retired judges who signed on to the amicus brief filed in the class action concerning access to the courts, Pacer fees, and how significant Pacer fees collected may be spent. Although the summary judgment motions in the case focus on how far from actual cost the Pacer fees may be set and how far from court access the fees may be spent, the Posner et al amicus argues that no Pacer fees should be allowed, making this an amicus brief that supports neither side. 

Although it is unfashionable to admit it, of course Pacer fees of all kinds serve to restrict and sometimes deny meaningful access to the courts by people of modest means.

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