(This information is adapted from the U.S. Courts website, www.uscourts.gov/rss-feeds.)
Subscribe to the News & Announcments RSS feed and/or the CM/ECF RSS feed to get the Court’s official updates and/or specific case information delivered to your RSS reader. To receive a feed, right-click on the feed's link and copy the shortcut or link address, then paste it into your feed reader. Some feed readers may work automatically by simply clicking on the link.
To create an CM/ECF RSS link that fits you needs, log into CM/ECF and pull up Utilities > RSS Feed. The subsequent screen allows you to define your RSS feed. Once the criteria has been selected, click the Generate RSS Feed button to generate your RSS feed link.
What is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It's an easy way for you to keep up with news and information that's important to you, and helps you avoid the conventional methods of browsing or searching for information on websites. Now the content you want can be delivered directly to you without cluttering your inbox with e-mail messages. This content is called a "feed."
RSS is written in the Internet coding language known as XML (eXtensible Markup Language).
What Is an RSS Reader?
An RSS reader is a small software program that collects and displays RSS feeds. It allows you to scan headlines from a number of news sources in a central location.
Where Can I Get an RSS Reader?
Some browsers have built in RSS readers. If you're using a browser that doesn't currently support RSS, there are a variety of RSS readers available on the web; some are free to download and others are available for purchase.
How Do I Use RSS Feeds?
The first step is to choose an RSS reader. Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed, also called a "channel." Follow the directions for your reader but, in most cases, here's how it works:
- Click on the link or small RSS icon or link near the content you want. You'll see a page displaying XML code.
- From your web browser's address bar, copy the URL (web address). For example, https://www.insb.uscourts.gov/rss.xml
- Paste that URL into the "Add New Channel" section of the reader. The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.