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US court system ditches electronic filing, goes paper-only for sensitive documents following SolarWinds hack

Michael Wojcik Silver badge

Re: In the Know

Do "[a]ttorneys love it"? This is not at all representative, but I think every time I've seen a lawyer offer an opinion about PACER, it's been negative. Like, say, this one.

But maybe most are pretty much happy with it. And electronic filing has to be really bad to not be at least a little better than paper filing.

(Incidentally, if anyone wants a history of the rise of filing technology in general in the modern era, I can recommend Yates, Control through Communication. Seriously, it's pretty interesting stuff. Chapbooks to pigeonholes to flat filing to vertical filing, the introduction of the typewriter, and so on. Then of course Hollerith comes along with an idea for Jacquard's punched cards...)

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