2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
- Federal Judicial Center. Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base, 2008. ICPSR25002-v6. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-08-24. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR25002.v6
2015-08-24 Six data files were created with docket numbers blanked for Parts 1, 3, and 5, and with docket numbers containing original values for Parts 2, 4, and 6.
2012-11-28 The docket numbers were recoded to 9-fill to protect the confidentiality of individuals involved in the case.
2011-11-11 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.
2010-11-04 Appellate terminations data were added. The civil terminations and criminal data were updated. The pending data were moved to their own data collection.
2009-06-29 Civil terminations and pending data were added.
2009-04-03 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:
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.