Plug-in opens up federal courts, with your help

CNET News – “The U.S. Congress allows the federal courts to charge a fee–currently set at 8 cents a page–to search for and download documents. The database, called PACER, is strict about charging and even levies fees for searches that result in no matches. Which is two pair of Princeton University graduate students, with some help from Harvard University’s Berkman Center, have developed a Firefox browser plug-in called RECAP (PACER spelled backward). It’s designed to make more court documents available to the public at no cost.”

Suweeeet! 

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