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December 1, 2011
Emery G. Lee

The Judicial Conference Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("JPML") asked the Federal Judicial Center to survey transferee judges in multidistrict litigation proceedings about their experiences in coordinating with state judges. The purpose of the survey was to provide the committee and the JPML with information to assist in the development of practical resources to facilitate coordination between federal and state parallel proceedings in complex litigation.

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January 1, 2010
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January 1, 2008
Kathryn R. Urbonya, Martin A. Schwartz

Section 1983 Litigation, Section Edition analyzes the fundamental issues that arise in litigation under 42 U.S.C. - 1983, and the case law interpreting those issues. This edition contains new sections on jury instructions and the Rooker-Feldman Doctrine, new material on retaliatory prosecutions, and expanded coverage on jurisdiction. Research for this edition concluded with the October 2007 Supreme Court term and covers courts of appeals decisions reported through June 30, 2008.

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January 1, 2008

The Center's report on research and education activities in 2007, submitted to the Judicial Conference of the United States as required by statute.

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July 24, 2007
Vaughn R. Walker

In re NSA Telecommunication Records Litigation (N.D. Cal. 3:06-md-1791).

This document is among Selected Orders and Other Case Documents that, in turn, are among the Center's resources on National Security Cases.

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January 1, 2006
Robert A. Gorman

This monograph provides a concise overview of the law of copyright from its origins in the English common law through recent Supreme Court cases, designed to provide judges with a grounding in the essential concepts and statutory and case law in this specialized area. The monograph covers the duration and renewal of copyright, ownership of copyright, copyright formalities, as well as jurisdictional and procedural issues and the preemption of state law by federal copyright statutes.

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March 14, 2002
Bruce M. Clarke, Robert Timothy Reagan

This monograph consists of an overview of the law of redistricting, a summary of statistical techniques frequently used in redistricting litigation, and a discussion of some of the major case management challenges presented by such cases. The legal overview focuses on Voting Rights Act, Equal Protection Clause, and one person-one vote cases. The Center prepared this monograph as a resource for judges assigned cases challenging legislative redistricting plans developed in response to the 2000 census.

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February 1, 2002
Marie Leary

This report was prepared at the request of the Committee on Appellate Rules as they consider proposing a uniform rule on en banc voting procedures for the courts of appeals.

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January 1, 2001

Form 26: Preliminary Report and Discovery Schedule

Form 27: Scheduling Order for Social Security Cases

Form 28: Order Setting Schedule for Social Security Cases

Form 29: Provisional Discovery Plan

Form 30: Memorandum and Order Regarding Discovery

Form 31: Items for Possible Inclusion in the Rule 16 Case Management Conference Notice

When Significant Electronic Discovery Is Anticipated

Form 32: Order for Settlement Conference

Form 33: Order Dismissing Case When Parties Have Not Timely Advised Court of the Outcome

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January 1, 2001

Form 1: Initial Case Management Scheduling Order

Form 2: Order for Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting and Rule 16(b) Scheduling Conference

Form 3: Initial Scheduling Order

Form 4: Guidelines for Discovery, Motion Practice and Trial

Form 5: Individual Practices of Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum

Form 6: Recommended Model for Individual Judge’s Practices

Form 7: Standing Order for Matters Before Judge Martin J. Jenkins

Form 8: Instructions Regarding Pretrial Proceedings

Form 9: Standing Pretrial Procedure Order and Forms

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