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July 21, 2016
Robert Timothy Reagan

Ford v. Beavers (Bernice B. Donald, W.D. Tenn. 2:06-cv-2031)

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April 1, 2016
Margaret S. Williams, Rebecca N. Eyre, Joe S. Cecil

The Patent Pilot Program (PPP), a ten-year pilot program addressing the assignment of patent cases in certain U.S. district courts, was established on January 4, 2011, by Pub. L. No. 111-349. At the request of the Judicial Conference’s Committee on Court Administration and Case Management, the Federal Judicial Center has been studying the PPP since the program's inception.

April 10, 2015
Robert Timothy Reagan, Margaret S. Williams, Marie Leary, Catherine R. Borden, Jessica L. Snowden, Patricia D. Breen, Jason A. Cantone

Tigrett v. Cooper (S. Thomas Anderson, W.D. Tenn. 2:10-cv-2724)

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March 5, 2014
Robert Timothy Reagan, Margaret S. Williams, Marie Leary, Catherine R. Borden, Jessica L. Snowden, Patricia D. Breen, Jason A. Cantone

Operation Rainbow-Push, Inc. v. Shelby County Election Commission (Jon P. McCalla, W.D. Tenn. 2:06-cv- 2451)
A municipality removed a state-court action challenging an election to a commission because the members were to be selected from districts but elected at large. Observing the potential impact on candidates for other offices in the election, the district judge denied the plaintiffs immediate relief.
Topics: Enjoining elections; section 2 discrimination; equal protection; intervention; removal.

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January 1, 2014
Meghan A. Dunn

This report summarizes the results of a Center survey of district court judges to assess the frequency with which jurors used social media to communicate during trials and deliberations in the past two years, and to identify strategies for curbing this behavior. The survey was conducted at the request of the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management. The survey also assessed the frequency with which attorneys use social media to conduct research on potential jurors during voir dire.

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March 26, 1999
Laural L. Hooper, Jennifer Evans, Robert Nida

Report to the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules regarding the proposal to amend Rule 12.2. Procedures governing court-ordered mental examinations are presented as they have been implemented in a sample of districts with extensive death penalty experience.

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September 7, 1994
Robert R. Di Trolio

Clerk of the Court Robert R. Di Trolio forwards the 1994 Periodic Assessment of the Western District of Tennessee's dockets to Philip R. Argetsinger of the Administrative Office and Donna Stienstra of the Federal Judicial Center

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May 5, 1992
Linda Casey

Linda Casey forwards an analysis of the features of district cost and delay reduction plans for 22 districts

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April 27, 1992
Abel J. Mattos

Abel J. Mattos updates Mark D. Shapiro on the progress and recommendations of each Circuit Review Committee regarding Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan

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February 27, 1992

A table highlighting the different features of the Early Implementation District plans

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