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Reports and Studies

Below is a list of a number of past published studies conducted by the Research Division. Some Center reports are not published or made publicly available due to restrictions in place from the source of the research request. Most research reports can be downloaded and in some instances, a hardcopy publication can be requested.

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Operation of the Federal Judicial Councils

An analysis of the creation and history of the councils, and an evaluation of the operation of the federal judicial councils before the 1980 statutory change. The authors assess the effectiveness of the guidelines for council activity that the Judicial Conference of the United States promulgated in 1974.

January 1, 1978
Time Trends in the Earnings of Attorneys: Preliminary Report

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January 1, 1978
Central Legal Staffs in the United States Courts of Appeals: A Survey of Internal Operating Procedures

A discussion of the use of staff attorneys in each circuit court, based on reports prepared by senior staff attorneys.

January 1, 1978
Improving the Federal Court Library System: Report and Recommendations Submitted to the Judicial Conference of the United States by the Board of the Federal Judicial Center

Nineteen recommendations for modernizing and improving the federal court library system, based on a survey of the legal research facilities and library services throughout the federal court system.

January 1, 1978
Executive Overview Courtran II Data Communications Study

This study was conducted in order to develop a projection of the Federal Judicial Center Courtran II data communications requirements and to determine the most cost effective way to meet those requirements. The study looked forward from 1978 to 1983.

January 1, 1978
Assessing the Feasibility of Case Weighting as a Method of Determining Judicial Work Load

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January 1, 1978
Comprehensive Application of Computer Technology to the Federal Courts of the United States

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January 1, 1978
Recommended Procedures for Handling Prisoner Civil Rights Cases in the Federal Courts

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January 1, 1977
Evaluation of the Probable Impact of Selected Proposals for Imposing Mandatory Minimum Sentences in the Federal Courts

A comparison of sentencing practices in fiscal 1976 with sentencing proposals offered in the second session of the 95th Congress. The authors conclude that few sentences imposed by federal judges would conflict with the legislative proposals, except those in the opiate, bank robbery, and aggravated assault offense categories.

January 1, 1977
Decisions Construing the Judicial Disqualification Statute

A brief analysis of the judicial disqualification statute, 28 U.S.C. Section 455, with an index and annotations of reported decisions construing the statute.

January 1, 1977

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