“Open Courts Act of 2021” (S. 2614) recently advanced to full U.S. Senate consideration. The bill would change the current PACER system by :

Providing a new version for electronically accessing federal court docs.

Eliminating PACER fees for most users.

Collecting fees from “Power users’ — those spending more than $25k per quarter.

Funding PACER through Congressional appropriations & power users’ fees

This is a bill to watch, as its enactment will truly open up access to federal court documents!