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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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. Mobilizing Litigants: Private Enforcement of Public Laws. Dissertation, Princeton University.
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2015
Goldschmidt, Jona,  Stemen, Don . Patterns and trends in federal pro se defense, 1996-2011: An exploratory study. The Federal Courts Law Review. 8, (3), 82-110.
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2015
Gough, Mark . Employment Rights Enforcement: Forums, Actors, And Outcomes. Dissertation, Cornell University.
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2015
Henderson M.T.,  Hubbard, William H. J. . Judicial noncompliance with mandatory procedural rules under the private securities litigation reform act. Journal of Legal Studies. 44, (S1), 87-105.
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2015
Howard, Robert M.,  Lazarus, Jeffrey,  Glas, Jeffrey M. The unintended consequences of congressional action: Judicial conviction rates after congressional sentencing reform. Justice System Journal.
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2015
Schlanger, Margo . How prisoners' rights lawyers are preserving the role of the courts. University of Miami Law Review.
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2015
Schlanger, Margo . Trends in prisoner litigation, as the PLRA enters adulthood. UC Irvine Law Review.
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2014
Anderson, James M.,  Waggoner, Ivan . The Changing Role of Criminal Law in Controlling Corporate Behavior. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.
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