History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  Supreme Court of the United States
   
   Method of Disposition, 1970–2014    
October term
Cases argued during term
Disposed by full opinion
Disposed by per curiam opinion
Set for re-argument next term
Petitions for certiorari and appeals granted plenary review
Reviewed and decided without oral argument
Total available for argument at next term
1970
151
126
22
3
161
192
107
1971
177
143
24
9
163
286
99
1972
177
159
18
0
154
265
76
1973
170
161
8
1
183
188
89
1974
173
142
20
11
176
157
100
1975
179
160
16
3
172
186
99
1976
176
154
22
0
169
207
88
1977
172
153
8
9
162
129
75
1978
168
153
8
8
163
110
79
1979
156
143
12
1
154
124
79
1980
154
144
8
2
162
130
102
1981
184
169
10
4
210
134
126
1982
183
174
6
3
179
135
113
1983
184
174
6
4
149
86
80
1984
175
159
11
5
185
82
87
1985
171
161
10
1
187
103
101
1986
175
164
10
1
167
113
91
1987
167
151
9
7
180
95
105
1988
170
156
12
2
147
110
81
1989
146
143
3
0
122
80
57
1990
125
121
4
0
141
115
70
1991
127
120
4
4
120
77
66
1992
116
111
5
0
97
113
46
1993
99
93
6
0
99
70
40
1994
94
91
3
0
93
69
39
1995
90
87
3
0
105
120
52
1996
90
87
3
0
87
82
48
1997
96
93
1
0
90
51
41
1998
90
84
4
2
81
59
30
1999
83
79
2
1
92
54
37
2000
86
83
4
0
99
127
49
2001
88
85
3
0
88
72
47
2002
84
79
5
0
91
66
40
2003
91
89
2
0
87
52
47
2004
87
85
2
0
80
826
41
2005
90
82
5
3
78
105
31
2006
78
74
4
0
77
280
28
2007
75
72
2
0
85
208
47
2008
87
83
3
1
87
95
47
2009
82
77
4
0
77
95
40
2010
86
83
3
0
90
84
43
2011
79
73
5
1
66
137
31
2012
77
76
1
0
93
88
45
2013
79
77
2
0
76
72
40
2014
75
75
0
0
71
112
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Sources:
1970–1975: Journal of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1976–2014: Annual Report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Table A-1.

 

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