Table X-1A—Other Judicial Business (September 30, 2015)
U.S. District Courts—Weighted and Unweighted Filings per Authorized Judgeship—During the 12-Month Periods Ending September 30, 2015
New System of Case Weights Adopted
The federal Judiciary has employed techniques for assigning weights to cases since 1946. In March 2016, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved new district court weights. To calculate weighted filings per authorized judgeship, weighted filings (i.e., the sum of all weights assigned to civil cases, criminal defendants, and supervised release hearings) are divided by the number of authorized Article III judgeships assigned to each district. Weights are not applied in the district courts for the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands, as the judgeship positions there have term appointments. Weights are assigned only to those cases in district courts that arise as original proceedings, by removal from state court, or by interdistrict transfer. Cases that stem from reopenings, remands, appeals from magistrate judgments, or transfers by order of the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation are excluded.
Table X-1A provides data on weighted filings and unweighted filings per authorized judgeship. Download Table X-1A covering the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015. Or view a version of Table X-1A with data for that period based on the case weights approved in March 2016.