There are many reasons why a defendant in California might want to remove the case against them to federal court. But, as the Cal Biz Lit blog explains, the 30-day time limit for removal creates a “chronic problem” — does the time run from service on the first defendant or the last defendant?
The Judicial Conference of the United States has approved key steps to improve public access to federal court records. These steps include:
- Increasing the availability of court opinions
- Expanding court services, and
- Reducing the costs for many users of the Public Access to Electronic Court Records (PACER) system.
They also added a pilot program to publish federal district and bankruptcy court opinions via the Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System, so the public can more easily search across opinions and across courts.