ACLU, NAACP sue over South Carolina ban on ‘scraping’ court records

Nate Raymond Reuters, March 30 2022

(Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging the South Carolina judiciary’s ban on the “scraping” or automated collection of data from publicly accessible online repositories of filings in the state’s courts. 

In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Columbia, the NAACP’s South Carolina chapter, represented by lawyers at the ACLU, argued the ban had impaired its ability to help tenants facing eviction by timely identifying them and providing resources and affordable housing opportunities. 

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