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Bill to tear down federal courts' paywall gains momentum in Congress

14 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and Ranking Member Jim Jordan disagree about many issues, but they both support the Open Courts Act. (credit: KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images )
The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved the Open Courts Act-legislation to overhaul PACER, the federal courts' system for accessing public documents. The proposal would guarantee free public access to judicial documents, ending the current practice of charging 10 cents per page for many documents-as well as search results.
The bill must still be passed by the full House and the...
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