Federal Judicial Center
In October 1992, the Federal Judicial Center surveyed nearly
all federal judges on a wide range of issues of concern to the federal
courts. The survey was conducted for two purposes: to inform the
deliberations of the Judicial Conference Committee on Long-Range
Planning and to provide information for the Center's
congressionally-mandated study of structural alternatives for the
federal courts of appeals. Although the purposes were distinct, the
areas of interest overlapped, resulting in a survey instrument that
addressed many issues at differing levels of detail. The survey
questions dealt with the nature and severity of problems in the federal
courts, structure and relationships, jurisdiction size and resources,
administration and governance, discovery, juries, criminal sanctions,
deciding appeals in the current system, availability and compensation
of counsel, and methods of civil dispute resolution.
Federal Judicial Center. Long-Range Planning Survey of Federal Judges, 1992: [United States]. ICPSR06544-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06544.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06544.v1
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This study was funded by:
- Federal Judicial Center
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
A data collection instrument was mailed to anyone who was,
as of October 1992, an active or senior circuit or district judge, a
judge on the Court of International Trade or the Court of Federal
Claims, a bankruptcy judge, or a full-time or part-time magistrate
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Performed consistency checks.
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1995-12-20
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one
or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well
as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable,
and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to
reflect these additions.
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