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State Appellate Court Adaptation to Caseload Increase, 1968-1984: [United States] (ICPSR 8262)

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Summary:

This data collection examines the impact of caseload pressures on both intermediate appellate courts and supreme courts for each state in the nation. The data describe in detail the changes made by appellate courts and supply information related to each change. These changes include (1) adding judges, law clerks and staff attorneys, (2) expanding or creating intermediate appellate courts, (3) reducing panel size, (4) using summary procedures, (5) curtailing opinion practices by deciding cases without opinion or unpublished and memo opinions, and (6) curtailing oral argument length.

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  • These data are freely available.

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Citation

Marvell, Thomas, and Carlisle Moody. State Appellate Court Adaptation to Caseload Increase, 1968-1984: [United States]. ICPSR08262-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08262.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (83-IJ-CX-4046)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   court system, criminal justice system, judicial process

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1968--1984

Date of Collection:  

  • 1984--1985

Universe:   All state appellate courts in the United States.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

These data are organized in a time-series cross-sectional design.

Methodology

Data Source:

annual reports published by state court administrators' offices, unpublished internal statistical reports, state rules of appellate courts, literature describing appellate court operations, published opinions of case reporters, and multi-state publications containing survey information for more than one state

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