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NCJ Number: 150317 Find in a Library
Title: Planning for the Future: Results of a 1992 Federal Judicial Center Survey of United States Judges
Author(s): Y Jeter; B Kreiswirth; P Lombard; M Pecherski; C Sutelan; C Witcher; M Gottheiner
Corporate Author: Federal Judicial Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 105
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Judicial Ctr
Washington, DC 20002
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In October 1992, the Federal Judicial Center surveyed nearly all Federal judges on a wide range of issues affecting Federal courts.
Abstract: The survey obtained data from active and senior circuit judges, active and senior district judges, judges on the Court of Federal Claims and the Court of International Trade, bankruptcy judges, and full-time and part-time magistrate judges. Of 1,826 surveys mailed, 1,489 responses were received, for a response rate of 81.5 percent. Responses provide data on the nature and severity of problems in Federal courts (civil and criminal case volumes, prisoner litigation, scope of civil and criminal jurisdiction, resources, judicial vacancies, and legal interpretations); court structures and relationships; and court jurisdiction, size, and resources. Data are also tabulated on court administration and governance, discovery, the jury, criminal sanctions, appeals, counsel availability and compensation, and civil dispute resolution methods. Tables
Main Term(s): Federal courts
Index Term(s): Court management; Court statistics; Court structure; District Courts; Judges
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