San Franciscans: help free the records of the US court system

Rogue archivist Carl Malamud sez, "On May 1 (Friday) at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, I'm going to be running a 'PACER Polling Place' from 8am-5pm. I hope you'll stop by and give me a hand."

This is part of a campaign to free up PACER, the system that gives access to the proceedings of U.S. federal courts. The system is hidden behind a pay wall of $0.10/page, a poll tax that prevents access to justice.

On May 1, as part of our national day of PACER liberation, we're asking people to stop by the Internet Archive, which we're turning into a PACER Polling Place. The idea is that you'll fill out one of our handsome postcards and show that people care about PACER. You'll be writing in support of our formal request to the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals to liberate a significant chunk of PACER for public use.