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.
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.”|