Monday, January 5, 2015

e-SCOTUS in 2016?

Law360 has US Supreme Court to Adopt Electronic Case Filing, which begins:
The U.S. Supreme Court plans to implement an electronic case filing system by 2016, more than a decade after the technology was first used by lower federal courts, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has announced.
All filings made in the Supreme Court — including petitions and responses to petitions, merits briefs and all other types of motions and applications — will be available for free on the court’s website through a system the court hopes will be operational by next year.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.The Chief's Year End Report is here.
In 1968, John P. MacKenzie, the Supreme Court reporter for the Washington Post, described the Court’s process of transmitting decisions as “perhaps the most primitive . . . in the entire communications industry.”