The sources for the data were the Annual Report of the Director, the Judicial Business of the United States Courts, Federal Court Management Statistics and a few unpublished statistical tables. Specific data sources are noted on each table for easy reference. Except where specifically noted, data were compiled from the published report of the fiscal year noted (i.e., 1995 data are from the 1995 Judicial Business of the U.S. Courts). There have been minor revisions to some numbers in subsequent publications. For example, pending data are frequently revised in the subsequent year's publication. In addition, when the reporting period changed in 1992 from the twelve month period ending June 30 to September 30, a number of filing totals for fiscal year 1990 were revised in the Judicial Business of the U.S. Courts. Several tables in this report include data that reflect the revisions.
Judicial Facts and Figures does not offer an analysis of the federal caseload changes, although significant fluctuations in the data and corresponding explanations are noted on the tables. More detailed information can be found in the Judicial Business of the U.S. Courts in the year(s) where the fluctuation(s) occurred.
For additional information on the statistical data presented, please contact the Statistics Division at 202-502-1440.
Judicial Facts and Figures 2010
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