"Unlike commercial enterprises, the courts cannot decide to serve only the most technically-capable or well-equipped segments of the public," Roberts wrote. "Indeed, the courts must remain open for those who do not have access to personal computers and need to file in paper, rather than electronic, form."
The annual review, which was spotted by The New York Times, makes no mention of any other technological endeavors, including opening up the court to cameras. That's long been a heated issue, with efforts to make footage of Supreme Court arguments available to the public, with the court arguing that it could change the dynamic of how it comes to decisions.
Roberts was keen to note that the Court has not historically been speedy about embracing new technology, a track record that includes the use of pneumatic tubes to deliver paperwork from office to office. In fact, it took the court 42 years to implement such a system after hearing about it in an 1893 article in The Washington Post.
"The courts will often choose to be late to the harvest of American ingenuity," he said. "While courts routinely consider evidence and issue decisions concerning the latest technological advances, they have proceeded cautiously when it comes to adopting new technologies in certain aspects of their own operations."