Searching for court documents if you are not a lawyer or legal professional can be challenging, especially if you do not know the case number, docket number, or date of filing. In addition, the names of the plaintiff and defendant are not always the most intuitive. For example, a lawsuit that is discussed in the media might talk about a person in a court case, but the actual name in the court documents is the company the person is the CEO of.
Another challenge is that while most court filings are public information, some databases charge a small fee for each search like PACER does. Typically the fees are very small, .10 per page and if you use the services minimally, the fees will be waived. Still, the small fees can be a barrier.
The fastest and easiest way to find court information if you are not a legal professional, and at least know the state the court proceeding is held and if it is a federal or state court case, you can go to the official state government website, locate the court systems website, and search within the site.
U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann wrote that he would not "disenfranchise almost seven million voters," as the Trump campaign had sought.
"One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption," Brann wrote. "That has not happened."