Skip to main content

Supreme Court to Place Filings Online As Soon As 2016


In his 2014 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, Chief Justice Roberts revealed that the Supreme Court is currently in the process of creating its own electronic filing system, which may be available as soon as next year.  The system will provide the public with free access to Supreme Court filings.  Some of you may know that other federal courts use the Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system, which provides the public with access to court filings through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) website.  However, Supreme Court filings such as petitions, briefs, and motions are not available through PACER, and while the Supreme Court’s website currently provides access to items such as recent dockets and orders, it does not provide access to all case filings.  This is a much-needed free resource and I look forward to using the new system!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Congressional Report on the Executive Authority to Exclude Aliens Released Days Before Immigration Ban

On January 27 President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States. Four days earlier, on January 24, the Congressional Research Service released its own report:  Executive Authority to Exclude Aliens: In Brief.
To those unfamiliar, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a federal legislative branch agency, housed inside the Library of Congress, charged with providing the United States Congress non-partisan advice on issues that may come before Congress, including immigration.
Included in the report are in-depth discussions on the operation of sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) in the context of the executive power . Discussions of sections 212(f),  214(a)(1) and 215(a)(1) report on how the sections have been used by Presidents, along with relevant case law and precedents. Most interesting is the list of executive orders excluding some groups of aliens during past presidencies; the table all…

GAO Launches Government Transition App

Want to learn more about the upcoming presidential and congressional transitions? There’s an app for that. 

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently launched its Priorities for Policy Makers app (available free of charge for iPhone or Android), which is intended to “help President-elect Donald Trump and the next Congresstackle critical challenges facing the nation, fix agency-specific problems, and scrutinize government areas with the potential for large savings,” according to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. The app allows users to search by agency or topic, and provides brief summaries of relevant issues as well as links to more detailed GAO reports. 

You can also find GAO priority recommendations on the agency’s Presidential and Congressional Transition web pages.