Check out the WSJ Law Blog’s review of a new PACER app for the iPhone. PACER is the system for looking at federal court dockets and pleadings — not to be confused with ECF, which is what you use to file things in federal court. It is one of those web sites that reminds me of how lame the Internet used to be, possibly because the system design has remained unchanged since its inception. Still, whatever it lacks in user friendliness and searchability, PACER is very useful and I have definitely been in situations where I would have liked a mobile version of it.
The upshot, according to WSJ: the iPhone app successfully replicates the ordinarily frustrating PACER experience so you can have it on the go. Hey, this is still good news for anyone who’s ever tried to navigate the regular web site on an iPhone (eg, me).