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For Journalists and Media

Resources for Journalists

Obtaining Information About Cases

This Court uses an electronic case filing system (CM/ECF or Case Management/Electronic Case Files system). Public information entered into CM/ECF is available through PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records).

PACER is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and from the U.S. Party/Case Index. PACER training is available for free by visiting the Free PACER Training/Practice Site


Opinions Search

The Court makes recent opinions available at no charge through PACER.

The U.S. Government Printing Office's system provides free, full-text searching of many government publications, including United States district court opinions. Anyone can access govinfo at:


A Journalist's Guide to the Federal Courts

The Administrative Office has published "A Journalist's Guide to the Federal Courts", which is intended to assist representatives of the media assigned to court coverage.


DE Media ID Requests

Members of the press who cover the District of Delaware-in its entirety-on a regular basis can obtain In-House Press Credentials. Press coverage of a single case alone does not qualify as regular coverage of the Court.

To receive a media ID, you must email a completed media application, along with a jpeg headshot to

Note: We do not mail IDs. All media IDs must be picked up in person by the individual cardholder.


Standing Order Re: Procedures Regarding the Possession and Use of Electronic Device


The United States of America v. Robert Hunter Biden, Criminal Action No. 23-61-MN Trial Exhibits