In Re PACER Exemption Ehrlich
ORDER re: 1 Petition/Application filed by (In Re PACER Exemption) Prof. S.P. Ehrlich. Petition Granted by Clerk. (ebutl)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
In Re: Application for Exemption from
the Electronic Public Access Fees for
Professor Stephen P. Ehrlich, Univ. of
Denver Sturm College of Law
Misc. Case No. 15-mc-206
This matter is before the Court’s Determining Officer, as authorized and delegated from
the Clerk of the Court and the Chief Judge, upon the Nov. 12, 2015 application and request by
Professor Stephen P. Ehrlich, of the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, Master of
Science in Legal Administration Program. Professor Ehrlich requests an exemption from the
fees imposed by the Electronic Public Access fee schedule adopted by the Judicial Conference
of the United States Courts.
The Determining Officer finds that Prof. Ehrlich, as an individual researcher associated
with an educational institution, falls within the class of users listed in the fee schedule as being
eligible for a fee exemption. Professor Ehrlich states that he will be doing research on how to
better analyze publicly available information to provide recommendations to courts on how to
improve caseflow management practices. His research will be in the nature of a general
overview and analysis in order to develop generic methodology to be used when evaluating the
caseflow management practices in any court. Prof. Ehrlich has demonstrated that an exemption
is necessary in order to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote public access to
information, and he has appropriately demonstrated this fact to this Determining Officer.
Accordingly, Professor Ehrlich shall be exempt from the payment of fees for access via PACER
to electronic case files, to the extent such use is incurred in connection to his use of the PACER
system for research purposes. He shall not be exempt from the payment of fees incurred in
connection with other uses of the PACER system in this court.
Additionally, the following limitations apply:
This fee exemption applies only to Professor Stephen P. Ehrlich and is valid only
for the purpose stated above;
This fee exemption applies only to the electronic case files that are available
through the PACER system;
By accepting this exemption, Professor Ehrlich agrees not to sell for profit any
data obtained as a result of receiving this exemption; nor to transfer any data obtained
as a result of the exemption, without express authorization by the court;
This exemption is valid from the date of this order to December 31, 2016.
This exemption may be revoked at the discretion of the Court through the Determining
Officer at any time. A copy of this Order will be sent to the PACER Service Center.
Dated at Denver, Colorado this
day of November, 2015.
By: s/Edward P. Butler
Edward P. Butler, Determining Officer
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
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