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, 1970-2000. ICPSR08429-v7. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-05-22. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08429.v7
2012-05-22 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.
2005-04-29 The codebook files in Parts 57, 94, and
95 have undergone minor edits and been incorporated with their
respective datasets. The SAS files in Parts 90, 91, 227, and 229-231
have undergone minor edits and been incorporated with their respective
datasets. The SPSS files in Parts 92, 93, 226, and 228 have undergone
minor edits and been incorporated with their respective datasets.
Parts 15-28, 34-56, 61-66, 70-75, 82-89, 96-105, 107, 108, and 115-121
have had identifying information removed from the public use file and
restricted data files that still include that information have been
created. These parts have had their SPSS, SAS, and PDF codebook files
updated to reflect the change. The data, SPSS, and SAS files for Parts
34-37 have been updated from OSIRIS to LRECL format. The codebook
files for Parts 109-113 have been updated. The case counts for Parts
61-66 and 71-75 have been corrected in the study description. The
LRECL for Parts 82, 100-102, and 105 have been corrected in the study
2003-04-03 A codebook was created for Part 105,
Civil Pending, 1997. Parts 232-233, SAS and SPSS setup files for Civil
Data, 1996-1997, were removed from the collection since the civil data
files for those years have corresponding SAS and SPSS setup files.
2002-04-25 Criminal data files for Parts 109-113
have all been replaced with updated files. The updated files contain
Criminal Terminations and Criminal Pending data in one file for the
years 1996-2000. Part 114, originally Criminal Pending 2000, has been
removed from the study and the 2000 pending data are now included in
2001-08-13 The following data files were revised to
include plaintiff and defendant information: Appellate Terminations,
2000 (Part 107), Appellate Pending, 2000 (Part 108), Civil
Terminations, 1996-2000 (Parts 103, 104, 115-117), and Civil Pending,
2000 (Part 118). The corresponding SAS and SPSS setup files and PDF
codebooks have also been edited.
2001-04-12 Criminal Terminations (Parts 109-113)
data for 1996-2000 and Criminal Pending (Part 114) data for 2000 have
been added to the data collection, along with corresponding SAS and
SPSS setup files and PDF codebooks.
2001-03-26 Appellate Terminations (Part 107) and
Appellate Pending (Part 108) data for 2000 have been added to the data
collection, along with corresponding SAS and SPSS setup files and PDF
1997-07-16 The data for 18 of the Criminal Data
files were matched to the wrong part numbers and names, and now have
1990-04-30 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.
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.