The purpose of this data collection is to provide an official
public record of the business of the federal courts. The data
originate from district and appellate court offices throughout
the United States. Information was obtained at two points in
the life of appellate and civil cases: filing and
termination. The termination data (archived as separate data collections each year) contain information on both filing and
terminations, while the pending data (archived as this data collection and updated annually) contain only filing information on the most
recent pending cases. The unit of analysis for the appellate
and civil pending data is the case.
Federal Judicial Center. Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base Appellate and Civil Pending Data, 2014. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-12-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29281.v4
- RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Access to these data is restricted. Users interested in obtaining these data must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research