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Caseloads: Supreme Court of the United States, Appeals and Petitions for Certiorari, 1970-2017

 
Petitions Granted
Appeals Granted
October Term
Paid Cases
In Forma Pauperis Cases
Paid Cases
In Forma Pauperis Cases
1970
74
30
46
11
1971
97
26
35
5
1972
84
17
49
4
1973
116
13
50
4
1974
113
14
41
4
1975
115
15
39
3
1976
104
19
43
3
1977
104
10
42
4
1978
117
15
27
4
1979
104
19
28
3
1980
128
14
39
3
1981
152
7
51
0
1982
145
9
24
1
1983
111
9
29
0
1984
130
18
37
0
1985
128
20
40
0
1986
121
14
31
1
1987
117
20
40
3
1988
106
16
23
2
1989
100
19
3
0
1990
111
27
3
0
1991
98
17
5
0
1992
79
14
4
0
1993
78
21
1
0
1994
72
10
11
-
1995
85
13
7
-
1996
70
13
4
-
1997
72
14
3
-
1998
66
9
6
-
1999
76
14
2
-
2000
85
14
0
-
2001
79
6
3
-
2002
68
8
15
-
2003
74
13
0
-
2004
69
11
0
-
2005
58
15
5
-
2006
59
15
3
-
2007
83
10
2
-
2008
76
9
2
-
2009
68
8
1
-
2010
76
14
0
-
2011
56
7
3
-
2012
82
10
1
-
2013
66
8
2
-
2014
60
8
3
-
2015
66
12
3
-
2016
69
5
1
-
2017
69
8
1
-

These charts are designed to give readers historical information about judicial caseloads and will not be updated in the near future. More detailed information on federal court caseloads is available in the Annual Report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and the Judicial Business of the United States. The Judicial Business since 1997 is available online at http://www.uscourts.gov/Statistics/JudicialBusiness.aspx.

Source:
1970-2017: Journal of the Supreme Court of the United States.