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Judicial Business 2011

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Judicial Business of the U.S. Courts is the most comprehensive set of detailed statistical tables published on the work of the federal Judiciary, plus charts and text explaining why increases or decreases occurred in the courts' caseload.

  • The report provides data for the fiscal year ending September 30 for the U.S. courts of appeals, district courts and bankruptcy courts; the probation and pretrial services system; and other components of the federal Judiciary.
  • The Judicial Caseload Indicators table compares the Judiciary's current fiscal year caseload to its caseload 1, 5, and 10 years earlier.
  • Publications dating back to 1997 are available online.

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Supplemental Tables

U.S. Courts of Appeals

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  • Table S-1 Appeals Terminated on the Merits After Oral Hearings or Submission on Briefs
  • Table S-2 Total Case Participations in Cases Terminated on the Merits
  • Table S-3 Types of Opinions or Orders Filed in Cases Terminated on the Merits
  • Table S-4 Sources of Pro Se Appeals, 2010 and 2011
  • Table S-5 Appeals Under Submission More Than Three Months, 2010 and 2011
  • Table S-6 Criminal Appeals Filed Under the Sentencing Guidelines, 2007 Through 2011

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Other

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  • Table S-13 Federal Probation System—Offenders Receiving Judiciary-Funded Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Table S-14 Pretrial Services Defendants Receiving Judiciary-Funded Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Table S-15 U.S. District Courts—National Petit Juror Service, 2007 Through 2011
  • Table S-16 U.S. District Courts—National Grand Juror Service, 2007 Through 2011
  • Table S-17 Matters Disposed of by U.S. Magistrate Judges, 1999 and 2007 Through 2011
  • Table S-18 Three-Judge District Court Hearings, by Nature of Suit, 2007 Through 2011
  • Table S-19 Cases Transferred by Order of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 1968 Through 2011
  • Table S-20 Cumulative Summary of Multidistrict Litigation, 2009 Through 2011
  • Table S-21 Representations by Federal Defender Organizations, 2007 Through 2011
  • Table S-22 Report of Complaints Filed and Action Taken Under Authority of 28 U.SC. 351-364

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Appendix: Detailed Statistical Tables

U.S. Supreme Court

  • Table A-1 Cases on Docket, Disposed of, and Remaining on Docket, 2006 Through 2010

U.S. Courts of Appeals

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  • Table B Appeals Commenced, Terminated, and Pending, 2010 and 2011
  • Table B-1 Appeals Commenced, Terminated, and Pending, by Circuit
  • Table B-1A Appeals Commenced, Terminated, and Pending, by Nature of Suit or Offense
  • Table B-2 Petitions for Review on Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court Commenced, Terminated, and Pending
  • Table B-3 Sources of Appeals and Original Proceedings Commenced, by Circuit, 2007 Through 2011
  • Table B-3A Sources of Appeals in Civil and Criminal Cases From U.S. District Courts
  • Table B-4 Median Time Intervals in Cases Terminated After Hearing or Submission, by Circuit
  • Table B-4A Median Time Intervals for Merit Terminations of Appeals From U.S. District Courts
  • Table B-4B Median Time Intervals for Merit Terminations of Bankruptcy Appeals
  • Table B-4C Median Time Intervals for Merit Terminations of Administrative Agency Appeals
  • Table B-4D Median Time Intervals for Merit Terminations of Original Proceedings
  • Table B-5 Appeals Terminated on the Merits, by Circuit
  • Table B-5A Appeals Terminated by Procedural Judgments, by Circuit
  • Table B-6 Appeals Filed, Terminated, and Pending, by Circuit
  • Table B-7 Nature of Suit or Offense in Cases Arising From the U.S. District Courts, by Circuit
  • Table B-8 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit—Appeals Filed, Terminated, and Pending
  • Table B-9 Pro Se Appeals Commenced and Terminated, by Circuit

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U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panels

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  • Table B-10 Appeals Commenced, Terminated, and Pending, 2010 and 2011
  • Table B-11 Appeals Commenced, Terminated, and Pending, by Circuit

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U.S. District Courts—Civil

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  • Table C Cases Commenced, Terminated, and Pending, 2010 and 2011
  • Table C-1 Cases Commenced, Terminated, and Pending
  • Table C-2 Cases Commenced, by Basis of Jurisdiction and Nature of Suit
  • Table C-2A Cases Commenced, by Nature of Suit, 2007 Through 2011
  • Table C-3 Cases Commenced, by Nature of Suit and District
  • Table C-3A Cases Pending, by Nature of Suit and District
  • Table C-3B Cases Terminated, by Nature of Suit and District
  • Table C-4 Cases Terminated, by Nature of Suit and Action Taken
  • Table C-4A Cases Terminated, by District and Action Taken
  • Table C-5 Median Time Intervals From Filing to Disposition of Cases Terminated, by District and Method of Disposition
  • Table C-6 Cases Pending, by District and Length of Time Pending
  • Table C-7 Intellectual Property Cases, Securities/Commodities/Exchanges Cases, and Bankruptcy Appeals Filed, Terminated, and Pending
  • Table C-8 Civil Cases Filed, by Origin, 2007 Through 2011
  • Table C-9 Recovery of Overpayment and Enforcement of Judgment Cases Filed
  • Table C-10 Social Security Cases Commenced
  • Table C-11 Product Liability Cases Commenced, by Nature of Suit, 2010 and 2011
  • Table C-12 Cases Pending Three Years or More, by Basis of Jurisdiction and Nature of Suit, 2010 and 2011
  • Table C-13 Civil Pro Se and Non-Pro Se Filings, by District

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U.S. District Courts—Criminal

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  • Table D Cases Cases Commenced, Terminated, and Pending, 2010 and 2011
  • Table D Defendants Defendants Commenced, Terminated, and Pending, 2010 and 2011
  • Table D-1 Cases Cases Commenced, Terminated, and Pending
  • Table D-1 Defendants Defendants Commenced, Terminated, and Pending
  • Table D-2 Cases Cases Commenced, by Major Offense, 2007 Through 2011
  • Table D-2 Defendants Defendants Commenced, by Major Offense, 2007 Through 2011
  • Table D-3 Cases Cases Commenced, by Major Offense and District
  • Table D-3 Defendants Defendants Commenced, by Major Offense and District
  • Table D-4 Defendants Disposed of, by Type of Disposition and Major Offense
  • Table D-5 Defendants Sentenced After Conviction, by Major Offense
  • Table D-6 Median Time Intervals From Filing to Disposition for Defendants Disposed of, by District
  • Table D-7 Defendants Disposed of, by Type of Disposition and District
  • Table D-8 Defendants Pending, by Major Offense and District
  • Table D-9 Defendants Terminated, by Major Offense and District
  • Table D-10 Median Time Intervals from Filing to Disposition for Defendants Disposed of, by Major Offense
  • Table D-12 Median Time From Conviction to Sentencing for Defendants Convicted
  • Table D-13 Cases Cases Commenced, by Type of Proceedings, 2007 Through 2011
  • Table D-13 Defendants Defendants Commenced, by Type of Proceedings, 2007 Through 2011

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U.S. District Courts—Federal Probation System

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  • Table E-1 Persons Received for and Removed From Post-Conviction Supervision
  • Table E-2 Persons Under Post-Conviction Supervision
  • Table E-3 Persons Under Post-Conviction Supervision, by Offense
  • Table E-7A Post-Conviction Supervision Cases Closed With and Without Revocation, by Type

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U.S. Bankruptcy Courts

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  • Table F Bankruptcy Cases Commenced, Terminated, and Pending, 2010 and 2011
  • Table F-2 Business and Nonbusiness Cases Commenced, by Chapter of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Table F-8 Adversary Proceedings Commenced, Terminated, and Pending Under the Bankruptcy Code

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U.S. Court of International Trade

  • Table G-1 Cases Filed, Terminated, and Pending, 2010 and 2011

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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  • Table G-2A Cases Filed, Terminated, and Pending
  • Table G-2B Judgments and Appeals

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U.S. District Courts—Pretrial Services

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  • Table H-1 Cases Activated
  • Table H-2 Interviews and Types of Pretrial Services Reports
  • Table H-3 Recommendations Made for Initial Pretrial Release
  • Table H-3A Recommendations Made for Initial Pretrial Release, Excluding Immigration Cases
  • Table H-6 Defendants Released on Bond
  • Table H-7 Defendants Received for and Under Supervision
  • Table H-8 Defendants With Conditions of Release
  • Table H-13 Cases Closed, by Type of Disposition
  • Table H-14 Release and Detention
  • Table H-14A Release and Detention, Excluding Immigration Cases

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U.S. District Courts—Grand and Petit Juror

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  • Table J-1 Grand Juror Service
  • Table J-2 Petit Juror Service on Days Jurors Were Selected for Trial

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U.S. District Courts—Federal Defender Organizations

  • Table K-1 Summary of Representations, by District

U.S. District Courts—U.S. Magistrate Judges

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  • Table M-1 Class A Misdemeanor Defendants Disposed of by U.S. Magistrate Judges, by Major Offense
  • Table M-1A Class A Misdemeanor Defendants Disposed of by U.S. Magistrate Judges, by Type of Disposition
  • Table M-2 Petty Offense Defendants Disposed of by U.S. Magistrate Judges, by Major Offense
  • Table M-2A Petty Offense Defendants Disposed of by U.S. Magistrate Judges, by Type of Disposition
  • Table M-3 Felony Preliminary Proceedings Handled by U.S. Magistrate Judges Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(a)
  • Table M-3A Miscellaneous Matters Handled by U.S. Magistrate Judges
  • Table M-4 Criminal Pretrial Matters Handled by U.S. Magistrate Judges Under 28 U.S.C. 636(b)
  • Table M-4A Civil Pretrial Matters Handled by U.S. Magistrate Judges Under 28 U.S.C. 636(b)
  • Table M-4B Reports and Recommendations Issued by U.S. Magistrate Judges Under 28 U.S.C. 636(b)
  • Table M-4C Evidentiary Proceedings Conducted by U.S. Magistrate Judges Under 28 U.S.C. 636(b)
  • Table M-5 Civil Consent Cases Terminated by U.S. Magistrate Judges Under 28 U.S.C. 636(c)

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U.S. District Courts—Trials

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  • Table T-1 Civil and Criminal Trials Completed, by District
  • Table T-2 Lengths of Civil and Criminal Trials Completed, by District
  • Table T-3 Median Time Intervals From Filing to Trial for Civil Cases in Which Trials Were Completed, by District
  • Table T-4 Civil and Criminal Trials Resulting in Verdicts or Judgments, by District
  • Table T-5 Lengths of Civil and Criminal Trials Resulting in Verdicts or Judgments, by District

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Other

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  • Table V-1 Services Provided to and Received From Other District Courts
  • Table V-2 Services Provided by Visiting Judges in Appeals Terminated
  • Table X-1A Weighted and Unweighted Filings per Authorized Judgeship

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