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Court Opinions/Unsealed

Pursuant to the E-Government Act of 2002, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia provides public access to written opinions issued by our court. The Judicial Conference defines "written opinion" as any document issued by a judge or judges of the court, sitting in that capacity, that sets forth a reasoned explanation for a court's decision. Access is limited to those opinions which were filed in an electronic format. You may search for District Court opinions and access other types of opinions utilizing the menu to the left. 

The PACER system also has a written opinions report. Access to both the report and the opinions is free. In order to access court records via PACER you must have a PACER account. For PACER access and online registration, please click here.

In addition, attorneys registered for electronic filing may also access the written opinions report via ECF. Access to the opinions in the report is free. However, accessing a docket sheet from the report will incur PACER fees of $.10 per page.