We recently blogged about the submission of the Improve PACER petition to the Administrative Office of the Courts. On Thursday, the FDLP blog stated that the American Association of Law Libraries has been contacted to discuss reviving a pilot program which made PACER available for free at selected depository libraries, but was suspened abruptly pending evaluation. See the press release for the original program and the announcement of the pilot’s suspension.
In other government documents news, there is an interesting (and ironic!) story about Oregon trying to claim copyright in its Guide to Oregon Public Records Law. Hat tip to the Free Government Information blog (a great source for keeping up with government information and open access issues) for the story!