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Federal Dockets & Briefs

PACER

PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)
Provides case and docket information from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. Coverage dates vary by court. Registration is required.

        • Third Circuit - Earliest case available is from 1974;
        • Eastern District of Pennsylvania - Earliest case available is from 1970;
        • Middle District of Pennsylvania - Earliest case available is from 1964;
        • Western District of Pennsylvania - Earliest case available is from 1950.

For more information about PACER, its uses, and its charges, please see its Frequently Asked Questions page.