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Caseloads: Supreme Court of the United States, Petitions for Certiorari, 1923-1969

 
Petitions, Except In Forma Pauperis[1]
Petitions Filed In Forma Pauperis
October Term
Petitions Filed
Total on Docket
Granted [2]

Denied or Dism'd

On Docket
at end of Term
Petitions Filed
Total on Docket
Granted [2]
Denied or Dism'd
On Docket
at end of Term
1923
-
-
69
320
-
-
-
-
-
-
1924
-
-
63
371
-
-
-
-
-
-
1925
-
-
98
437
-
-
-
-
-
-
1926
-
-
117
469
-
-
-
-
-
-
1927
-
-
102
485
-
-
-
-
-
-
1928
-
-
99
550
-
-
-
-
-
-
1929
-
-
133
559
-
-
-
-
-
-
1930
-
-
159
567
-
-
-
-
-
-
1931
-
-
137
601
-
-
-
-
-
-
1932
-
-
148
649
-
-
-
-
-
-
1933
-
-
148
732
-
-
-
-
-
-
1934
-
-
165
670
-
-
-
-
-
-
1935
856
856
150
717
34
-
-
-
-
-
1936
835
869
153
671
45
-
-
-
-
-
1937
859
904
155
701
31
-
-
-
-
-
1938
814
845
132
666
37
-
-
-
-
-
1939
886
923
188
690
45
-
-
-
-
-
1940
769
814
174
592
48
120
-
19
101
0
1941
784
832
150
623
59
178
178
16
162
0
1942
727
786
158
592
36
147
147
8
139
0
1943
700
736
127
547
62
214
214
12
202
0
1944
803
865
176
642
47
339
339
10
329
0
1945
727
774
155
565
54
393
393
15
378
0
1946
731
785
148
586
51
528
528
8
520
0
1947
647
698
97
555
46
426
426
17
400
9
1948
687
733
144
523
66
447
456
18
425
13
1949
633
699
85
556
58
441
454
7
436
11
1950
582
640
89
495
56
404
415
14
386
12
1951
612
668
94
518
56
413
425
15
386
20
1952
655
711
104
541
66
434
454
8
429
14
1953
603
669
78
522
69
528
542
10
507
25
1954
626
695
108
532
55
543
568
9
494
62
1955
787
842
123
643
76
583
645
7
579
50
1956
851
927
139
664
124
639
689
29
584
67
1957
716
840
110
670
60
680
747
18
648
65
1958
760
820
108
641
71
772
837
16
716
97
1959
767
838
122
645
71
836
933
34
743
135
1960
718
789
87
628
74
950
1085
16
871
192
1961
778
852
103
665
84
1138
1330
14
1093
199
1962
823
907
115
690
102
1213
1412
23
1086
238
1963
870
972
118
733
121
1069
1307
11
1093
145
1964
920
1041
116
791
134
1025
1170
7
927
222
1965
1,030
1164
124
900
140
1388
1610
25
1271
296
1966
1,058
1198
121
922
155
1319
1615
11
1371
188
1967
1,114
1269
166
979
124
1610
1798
24
1337
377
1968
1,131
1255
101
983
171
1744
2121
28
1603
456
1969
1,253
1424
132
1,121
196
1772
2228
22
1759
431
Notes:
[1] Totals for 1926-1939 include both paid petitions and those filed in forma pauperis .
[2] Includes only those petitions granted full review, not those granted and then disposed of on the merits in the same order.
Sources:
1926-1934: "Business of the Supreme Court at October Term, 1930," Harvard Law Review 45, no. 2 (December 1931): 284; "Business of the Supreme Court at October Term, 1934," Harvard Law Review 49, no. 1 (November 1935): 78.
1935-1969: Annual Report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts , Table A-1, 1945, 1950, 1960, 1969.