Attacking a pay wall that hides public court filings – NYT

Encouraging reading in the NYT this morning. A report details how there’s a fight brewing against Pacer, the atrocious and expensive US court records system:

The costs of storing and transmitting data have plunged, approaching zero. By one estimate, the actual cost of retrieving court documents, including secure storage, is about one half of one ten-thousandth of a penny per page. But the federal judiciary charges a dime a page to use its service, called Pacer (for Public Access to Court Electronic Records).