October 28, 2004

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Pursuant to the E-Government Act of 2002, Pub. L. No. 107-347 (as amended August 2, 2004) and the policy of the Judicial Conference of the United States, all documents filed in criminal cases on and after November 1, 2004, that are available to the public at the courthouse will be available to the public via the Court's electronic access system. The court reminds counsel and litigants that the Nebraska General, Civil, and Criminal Local Rules require that filing parties omit or, where inclusion is necessary, partially redact the following personal data identifiers from all pleadings, documents, and exhibits, whether filed electronically or on paper, unless the assigned judge orders otherwise.

1. Minors' names. Minors' initials shall be used.
2. Financial account numbers. The name or type of account and the financial institution where the account is maintained shall be used, but only the last four numbers of the account number shall be stated.
3. Social Security numbers. Only the last four numbers shall be used.
4. Dates of birth. Only the year shall be used.
5. Home addresses. Only the city and state shall be listed.

In addition, the filing party may omit or, where inclusion is necessary, partially redact the following confidential information from all pleadings, documents, and exhibits, whether filed electronically or on paper, unless the assigned judge orders otherwise.

1. Personal identifying numbers, such as driver's license numbers.
2. Employment history.
3. Individual financial information.
4. Proprietary or trade secret information.
5. Information which may identify an individual cooperating with the government.
6. Information regarding the victim of any criminal activity.
7. National security information.
8. Sensitive security information as described in 49 U.S.C. Section 114(s).

For additional information, please read the Notice of Electronic Availability of Case File Information at www.ned.uscourts.gov/cmecf/ecfprivnot.pdf.

Lastly, the Judicial Conference, at its September 21, 2004 session, amended the language of Section 1 of the EPA Fee Schedule to increase the PACER Internet access fee from seven cents per page to eight cents per page effective January 1, 2005.

Thank you,
United States District Court Clerk's Office