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.
|-9||For non-civil appeals||-||-|
|4||Diversity of Citizenship||-||-|
|5||Local 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):||-||-|
Location: 70-71 (width: 2; decimal: 0) ()
Variable Type: numeric
Source: This variable was taken from: Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base Appellate and Civil Pending Data, 2012.
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