If, after single-clicking on the document number hyperlink, you recieve a login screen, either your free look is no longer available or you are attempting to view a restricted document.
The free look hyperlink is good for 30 days and only for one view. We encourage you to save a copy of each PDF file as you view them for the first time. After the free look has expired, you will be required to use a PACER login to view the document.
If you have single-clicked on a document number hyperlink for a notice that was sent in the past 30 days and you are sure you have never attempted to view that document before, the document could have an access restriction. Documents in Social Security Appeal cases and Immigration are restricted to only case participants. If you are attempting to view a document from one of these case types, you must enter your ECF filing login and password. This will allow the sytem to ensure you are a case participant and display the PDF document.
Certain types of docket entries are restricted to court-users only. Due to the sensitive nature of the data contained in the document, we do not make it available online. An Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice is one such document. We will send you a notice that it has been filed, but we do not allow viewing of the application since it contains sensitive information.
Lastly, all documents filed prior to 07/15/2004 are restricted to court-users only. These documents have not been redacted as they were filed prior to the ECF filing system, so they are not accessible outside of the courthouse.