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JURIS: JURISDICTION

Text: The basis of jurisdiction for filing the case in federal court. (Only coded for civil causes of action; APPEAL_TYPE = 3, 4, 7.)

Notes: This distinction has been in effect at least since the early 1980's.

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
-9For non-civil appeals - -
-8Missing - -
1U.S. Plaintiff - -
2U.S. Defendant - -
3Federal Question - -
4Diversity of Citizenship - -
5Local Question (territorial districts only) - -
For Prisoner Petitions only (NOS=510, 530, 535, 540, 550) the values in the Jurisdiction field have slightly different interpretations (see JS34 form): - -
2Federal - -
3State - -
5Local - -
Total NaN 100%

Please note that the frequencies are suppressed for this variable.

Location: 61-62 (width: 2; decimal: 0)  ()

Variable Type: numeric

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: Federal Court Cases: Integrated Database, 2007.

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