After pro se litigant Peter Atherton scored a victory in the D.C. Circuit, he submitted a bill of costs for $13.86 to cover making copies of court records. Lawyers for the D.C. attorney general's office say the city shouldn't pay because the court ruled only in part for Atherton. The case has attracted attention for the issues it raises about grand juries' independence. Atherton claims that he was bounced from a panel for alleged disruption, and that fellow jurors criticized him for asking prosecutors too many questions.
D.C. Lawyers Fight Pro Se Litigant's $13.86 Bill
The National Law Journal
July 20, 2009