Court Records

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The predominant type of record the Federal courts create and maintain is a case file, which contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in a case. There are different ways to obtain the information. The Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an internet-based public access service. This allows users to locate cases using the Case Locator and to obtain case and docket information from Federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts. Information on accessing opinions and case-related documents for the Supreme Court of the United States is available on the Supreme Court of the United States website.