- Landmark civil rights legal records deleted from Pacer (BBC Aug 27, 2014):
Records of landmark US civil rights cases presided over by one of the country’s most senior judges have been removed from the internet.
The state-run Public Access to Court Electronic Records (Pacer) service deleted numerous court documents deemed incompatible with a software upgrade.
These included appeals heard by Justice Sonia Sotomayor prior to her appointment to the Supreme Court.
A famous racial discrimination case was among the expunged files.
Ricci v DeStefano, in which it was alleged that the race of Connecticut firefighters was taken into consideration when awarding promotions, was one of Justice Sotomayor’s most notable cases during her time on the Court of Appeals.