JoshLive: Interview with Steve Schultze about PACER, RECAP, Aaron Swartz, and Access to Justice

April 3rd, 2013

Today I spoke with Steve Schultze, who works with the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton. CITP developed RECAP, and has spent the past several years trying to open access to the federal judiciary by making court documents readily available. Steven talks about how the federal courts began charging for PACER access in the first place, how much money they are making (roughly $100 million annually), how many pages PACER sells a year (roughly 1 billion), how CITP is working to make more documents available for free, and how to honor the legacy of Aaron Swartz. Enjoy.