Electronic Access Availableto Criminal Case Files. "Beginning November 1, 2004, all criminal case file documents available to the public at a courthouse also will be available remotely through the court's electronic access system.
Remote electronic access to civil and bankruptcy case files has been available since 2001. Similar access in criminal cases was delayed while a pilot project involving 10 federal district courts and one court of appeals was conducted. A Federal Judicial Center study of the project determined the advantages and disadvantages of such access to criminal cases."