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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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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
Judicial Controls and the Civil Litigative Process: Discovery

A description of the use of the discovery rules then in effect in a sample of more than 3,000 cases from six district courts. The report provides quantitative information on each discovery device and on discovery motions. The authors evaluate the relationship between the degree of judicial control and the time required for discovery and provide guidelines for judges to use in setting discovery time limits. This report is a product of the District Court Studies Project.

January 1, 1978
Staff Report and Recommendations to the Board of the FJC on the Federal Court Library System

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January 1, 1978
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
Courtran II Data Communications Requirements

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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
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

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