If you're like me and you like to waste hours reading about broken yacht cases and whether you need to "meet and confer" before telling a federal judge that opposing counsel is a big fat liar, the costs of entertaining yourself just went up:
The judicial conference, Sentelle said, today also increased miscellaneous fees for federal courts, a move designed to create an estimated $10.5 million in additional revenue for fiscal year 2012.I remember 2005 -- that was the year Ghost Whisperer made its debut!
The panel approved a fee increase for electronic public access to court records, from $.08 to $.10 a page. The fee for the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system had not been increased since 2005. Sentelle said local, state and federal government agencies will be exempted from the fee increase for three years.
(I'm sure something else happened that year but that's all I can think of right now.)
Darn I really have TV on the brain today....