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Title: United States Courts of Appeals - Workload Statistics for the Decade of the 1970's
Corporate Author: Administrative Office of the US Courts Statistical Analysis and Reports Division
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: Administrative Office of the US Courts Statistical Analysis and Reports Division
Washington, DC 20005
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume is a compilation of statistical tables extracted from the 'Annual Report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' for the years ended June 30, 1970, through 1979.
Abstract: The primary purpose of the report is to assist researchers and other users of courts of appeals statistics by providing a single reference source for statistical tables presenting key information on the expanding workload of the appellate courts during the 1970's. Statistics presented in the volume were furnished by the clerks of court of the 11 U.S. courts of appeals. Five series of tables are presented. These tables contain data on appeals filed, terminated, and pending, by circuit and by major type of case; petitions for review on writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court; source of appeals and original proceedings; median time intervals of cases disposed of after oral hearing or submission of briefs; and appeals commenced, by circuit and by nature of suit or offense. The data reveal that during the 1970's, the workload of the U.S. courts of appeals rose dramatically from a total of 11,662 appeals commenced in 1970 to 20,219 in 1979, representing an increase of over 73 percent. Over the same 10-year period, the appellate courts have increased the number of case dispositions by nearly 77 percent, from 10,699 in 1970 to 18,928 in 1979. A special table designed to give an historical overview of the trend filings since 1930 is also included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Appellate courts; Caseloads; Court case flow; Court statistics; Trend analysis
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