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Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base, 2004

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Federal Judicial Center
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Federal Court Cases: Integrated Database Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
administration; appellate courts; case dismissal; case processing; civil law; court cases; criminal law; defendants; disposition (legal); federal courts; judicial decisions; legal systems; pretrial procedures; records; trial courts; trial procedures
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this data collection is to provide an official public record of the business of the federal courts. The data originate from district and appellate court offices throughout the United States. Information was obtained at two points in the life of a case: filing and termination. The termination data contain information on both filing and terminations, while the pending data contain only filing information.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Appellate Terminations Data with Docket Numbers Blanked
    • DS2: Appellate Terminations Data with Docket Numbers Containing Original Values
    • DS3: Civil Terminations Data with Docket Numbers, PLT and DEF Blanked
    • DS4: Civil Terminations Data with Docket Numbers, PLT and DEF Containing Original Values
    • DS5: Criminal Data with Docket Numbers Blanked
    • DS6: Criminal Data with Docket Numbers Containing Original Values
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2004
  • Collection date: 2004
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All federal court cases in the United States in 2004. Smallest Geographic Unit: county
Collection Mode
  • Starting with the year 2001, each year of data for Federal Court Cases is released by ICPSR as a separate study number. Federal Court Cases data for the years 1970-2000 can be found in FEDERAL COURT CASES: INTEGRATED DATA BASE, 1970-2000 (ICPSR 8429).

2015-09-11 Six data files were created with docket numbers blanked for Parts 1, 3, and 5, and with docket numbers containing original values for Parts 2, 4, and 6.2013-01-14 Docket numbers are 9-filled as requested by the PI.2011-11-11 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.2006-03-17 Two additional data files were added with SAS and SPSS setup files and an updated codebook for each. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 4348 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR04348.v1
  • Eisenberg, Theodore. Four decades of federal civil rights litigation. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.12, (1), 4-28.2015.
    • ID: 10.1111/jels.12063 (DOI)
  • Goldschmidt, Jona, Stemen, Don. Patterns and trends in federal pro se defense, 1996-2011: An exploratory study. The Federal Courts Law Review.8, (3), 82-110.2015.
  • Howard, Robert M., Lazarus, Jeffrey, Glas, Jeffrey M.. The unintended consequences of congressional action: Judicial conviction rates after congressional sentencing reform. Justice System Journal.2015.
    • ID: 10.1080/0098261X.2015.1012572 (DOI)
  • Schlanger, Margo. How prisoners' rights lawyers are preserving the role of the courts. University of Miami Law Review.2015.
  • Schlanger, Margo. Trends in prisoner litigation, as the PLRA enters adulthood. UC Irvine Law Review.2015.
  • Rice, Douglas. The impact of Supreme Court activity on the judicial agenda. Law and Society Review.48, (1), 63-90.2014.
    • ID: 10.1111/lasr.12056 (DOI)
  • Goldschmidt, Jona. Patterns and Trends in Federal Pro Se Criminal Case Processing: A Longitudinal Study of Case Outcomes, 1996-2012. Boston, MA. 2013.
  • Rice, Douglas. The Impact of Supreme Court Activity on the Judicial Agenda: Calling to Action or Settling the Law. . 2012.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Hubbard, William H.J.. The Problem of Measuring Legal Change, with Application to Bell Atlantic v. Towmbly. Dissertation, The University of Chicago. 2011.
  • Hubbard, William J.. The Problem of Measuring Legal Change, with Application to Bell Atlantic v. Twombly. John M. Olin Law and Economics Working Paper Series.575, Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago, Law School. 2011.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Fougere, Joshua J.. Paying for prisoner suits: How the source of damages impacts state correctional agencies' behavior . Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems.43, (3), 283-332.2010.
  • Whytock, Christopher A.. Private-public interaction in global governance: The case of transnational commercial arbitration. Business and Politics.12, (3), 2010.
    • ID: 10.2202/1469-3569.1324 (DOI)
  • Wolfson, Shael N.. Market Reaction to the Class Action Fairness Act 2005. Dissertation, University of New Orleans. 2010.
  • Clermont, Kevin M., Schwab, Stewart J.. Employment discrimination plaintiffs in federal court: From bad to worse?. Harvard Law and Policy Review.3, (1), 103-132.2009.
  • Opderbeck, David W.. Patent damages reform and the shape of patent law. Boston University Law Review.89, (1), 127-187.2009.
  • Seinfeld, Gil. The Federal courts as a franchise: Rethinking the justification for Federal Question jurisdiction. California Law Review.97, (1), 952009.
  • Cheng, Edward K.. The myth of the generalist judge. Stanford Law Review.61, 5192008.
  • Terranova, Christopher. Erroneous removal as a tool for silent tort reform: An empirical analysis of fee awards and fraudulent joinder. Willamette Law Review.44, (4), 799-838.2008.
  • Whytock, Christopher A.. The arbitration-litigation relationship in transnational dispute resolution: Empirical insights from the U.S. Federal Courts. World Arbitration and Mediation Review.2, (5), 39-82.2008.

Update Metadata: 2015-09-11 | Issue Number: 11 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Federal Judicial Center (2005): Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base, 2004. Archival Version. Federal Court Cases: Integrated Database Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.