Federal Court Cases: Integrated Database Series

Investigator(s): Federal Judicial Center

The purpose of this data collection is to provide an official public record of the business of the federal courts. The data originate from 100 court offices throughout the United States. Information was obtained at two points in the life of a case: filing and termination. The termination data contain information on both filing and terminations, while the pending data contain only filing information. For the appellate and civil data, the unit of analysis is a single case. The unit of analysis for the criminal data is a single defendant.

Years Produced: Updated bi-annually with annual data.

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2016
Gardner, Paul J. Repeat players and private enforcement: Access and success in environmental lawsuits. Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. San Juan, PR.
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2016
Hubbard, William H.J. . A fresh look at plausibility pleading. University of Chicago Law Review. 83, (2), 693-757.
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2016
Sytch, Maxim,  Kim, Yong H. Social structures and venue shopping in patent infringement litigation. 76th Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA.
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2016
Williams, Geoffrey,  Bartley, William A. The Role of Gun Supply in 1980s and 1990s Urban Violence. 2016 American Economic Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
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2015
Chen, Daniel,  Frankenreiter, Jens,  Yeh, Susan . Measuring the effects of legal precedent in U.S. Federal Courts. New York, NY.
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2015
Eisenberg, Theodore . Four decades of federal civil rights litigation. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. 12, (1), 4-28.
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2015
Gardner, Paul J. Appointing private enforcers: Can the government create litigation?. Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. San Francisco, CA.
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2015
Gardner, Paul J. Citizen suit enforcement in a mixed system: Evidence from the Clean Water Act. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL.
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2015
Gardner, Paul J. Interest groups, courts and employment discrimination: The decision to litigate. Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. New Orleans, LA.
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2015
Gardner, Paul J. Mobilizing Litigants: Private Enforcement of Public Laws. Dissertation, Princeton University.
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