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Caseloads: Supreme Court of the United States, Petitions for Certiorari, 1970-2015

 
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
-
Source:
1970-2015: Journal of the Supreme Court of the United States.