Court records are filled with untold stories: A PACER deep dive

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Seamus Hughes of The George Washington University
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 9:00am
  • Location: Texas D
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PACER, the federal court records system, is antiquated and hard to navigate. Using skills developed over years, Seamus Hughes has helped the media break national stories about topics ranging from terrorism and public corruption to corporate espionage. Hughes will give reporters tips and suggestions on how to use PACER to tell a story.

This session is sponsored by the Knight Foundation. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.

Speaker Bios

  • Seamus Hughes is the Deputy Director of George Washington University's Program on Extremism. Through that work, he has developed a knack for navigating hard to find federal court records which, with the help of journalists, have broken international and domestic stories. @SeamusHughes

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