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

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Thomas Marvell; Carlisle Moody

Version V1

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panel size, (4) using summary procedures, (5) curtailing opinion practices by deciding cases without opinion or unpublished and memo opinions, and (6) curtailing oral argument length.

Marvell, Thomas, and Moody, Carlisle. State Appellate Court Adaptation to Caseload Increase, 1968-1984: [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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

1968 -- 1984

1984 -- 1985

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

All state appellate courts in the United States.

annual reports published by state court administrators' offices, unpublished internal statistical reports, state rules of appellate courts, literature describing appellate court operations, published opinions of case reporters, and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

aggregate data




  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.