Monroe et al v. Rauner et al

Filing 424

ORDER GRANTING PACER EXEMPTION as to julie graham, MFT. Signed by Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel on 5/10/2022. (beb)

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Case 3:18-cv-00156-NJR Document 424 Filed 05/10/22 Page 1 of 2 Page ID #11956 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT for the Southern District of Illinois JANIAH MONROE, et al., Plaintiffs v. Case Number: 18-cv-00156-NJR STEVE MEEKS, et al., Defendant(s) ORDER GRANTING PACER EXEMPTION On May 10, 2022, the Court appointed julie graham, MFT, as a Special Master/Monitor (Docs. 370, 423) to assess and advise the Court and the parties on Defendants’ compliance with certain requirements set forth in the Court’s Preliminary Injunctions. (Docs. 212, 332, 336, 384). Review of documents filed in this case is necessary for Ms. graham to carry out her court-appointed duties. The Court finds that an exemption from the fees imposed by the Electronic Public Access fee schedule adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts is warranted for Ms. graham. As an appointed Special Master/Monitor in this class action prisoner civil rights case, she falls within the class of users listed in the fee schedule as being eligible for a fee exemption. The Court is satisfied that an exemption is necessary in order to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote public access to information. Accordingly, julie graham, MFT hereby is exempted from the payment of fees for access via PACER to the electronic case files maintained in this Court, to the extent such use is Case 3:18-cv-00156-NJR Document 424 Filed 05/10/22 Page 2 of 2 Page ID #11957 incurred in the course of this action only. Ms. graham 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: 1. this fee exemption applies only to and is valid only for the purpose stated above; 2. this fee exemption applies only to the electronic case files of this Court that are available through the PACER system; 3. by accepting this exemption, Ms. graham agrees not to sell for profit any data obtained as a result of receiving this exemption; 4. Ms. graham is prohibited from transferring any data obtained as a result of receiving this exemption, except that she may transfer data to counsel for the parties and to the Court as necessary to carry out her monitoring duties; 5. this exemption is valid only until this action is terminated. This exemption may be revoked at the discretion of the Court at any time. Ms. graham must register for a separate pro bono account with PACER at After registering, the PACER Service Center will issue further written instructions to activate the account. If needed, Ms. graham may contact the PACER Service Representative at 800-676-6856 for assistance. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to email a copy of this Order to the PACER Service Center. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: May 10, 2022 ____________________________ NANCY J. ROSENSTENGEL Chief U.S. District Judge

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