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January 31, 2014

The federal PACER and electronic filing services are down again!?!?!

I just received this note from an experienced federal practitioner:

Doug, you may want to post a PSA. The national server for the federal courts is down. I just confirmed with the clerk at the Fourth Circuit. So no or limited access to PACER and ECF nationwide (had attorneys in Texas and Washington confirm that it wasn’t just Ohio).  If someone needs to file, they should call the clerk’s office immediately to get an email address to submit. Apparently another DOS attack like last Friday.  I wonder if related to yesterday’s vote on the Smarter Sentencing Act and DOJ’s new clemency outreach?

January 31, 2014 at 10:41 AM | Permalink

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Just used the Ninth Circuit pacer and CM/ECF, as well as the national pacer, and all seemed to be working well.

Posted by: David Porter | Jan 31, 2014 12:31:21 PM

It appeared to only be down for a short-time this morning, as opposed to last week's several hours at the end of the day.

Posted by: tmm | Jan 31, 2014 2:49:16 PM

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