After pro se litigant Peter Atherton was victorious in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit this year, 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.

Atherton, who argues government officials improperly dismissed him from a D.C. Superior Court grand jury, raised a number of issues on appeal that the D.C. Circuit dismissed. But the court kept in place the claim that Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Zachem and D.C. Superior Court jury officer Suzanne Bailey-Jones violated Atherton’s right to due process (pdf).