Eight Circuit Discontinues Free Access to Full Text Briefs on December 18, 2006

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 20, 2006

Eight Circuit’s Website: “Effective December 18, 2006, links to the full text of briefs will only be available through the PACER system. This means that access to briefs will no longer be free, and users must have a PACER account in order to access briefs. Briefs are subject to the $.08 per page charge imposed by PACER, but the total charge for any document may not exceed $2.40. As a result, no brief, regardless of its length, will ever cost more than $2.40 to download or print. Casual users of PACER should note that PACER does not bill if a user’s charges are less than $10.00 in a calendar year. This effectively gives a casual PACER user access to four free briefs a year.”

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