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October 24, 2017

This page includes a variety of material that may be helpful in identifying other documents and cases of use to courts handling a Chapter 9 case. The map depicts visually the status of state authorization to file Chapter 9 bankruptcy and the location of the Chapter 9 filings from FY2008 to FY2015.  Tables 1, 2, and 3 present statistics about the location of the case filings and the number of judges involved in presiding over those cases.

January 1, 2011
Daniel L. Rubinfeld

The Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition assists judges in managing cases involving complex scientific and technical evidence by describing the basic tenets of key scientific fields from which legal evidence is typically derived and by providing examples of cases in which that evidence has been used.

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January 1, 2011
Shari Seidman Diamond

The Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition assists judges in managing cases involving complex scientific and technical evidence by describing the basic tenets of key scientific fields from which legal evidence is typically derived and by providing examples of cases in which that evidence has been used.

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January 1, 2011
David A. Freedman, David H. Kaye

The Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition assists judges in managing cases involving complex scientific and technical evidence by describing the basic tenets of key scientific fields from which legal evidence is typically derived and by providing examples of cases in which that evidence has been used.

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January 1, 2011

The Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition assists judges in managing cases involving complex scientific and technical evidence by describing the basic tenets of key scientific fields from which legal evidence is typically derived and by providing examples of cases in which that evidence has been used.

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January 1, 2005
Carol L. Krafka, Patricia A. Lombard

Different types of cases impose different work demands on judges. Case weights are a measure of the average time consumed by cases of one type relative to other types. In 2003-2004, the Federal Judicial Center conducted a study to update existing weights for federal district courts using an event-based method. This method, which was new to the federal courts, combined information on the type and frequency of case events with information on the time judges require to complete these events.

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April 1, 2002
Thomas E. Willging

This article describes some of the advantages, disadvantages, potential benefits, and limitations of conducting empirical research to inform the civil rulemaking process. The article documents and analyzes the impact of fourteen Center studies during the last fourteen years in response to specific requests from rulemakers who wished to examine empirical data relevant to contemplated changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. From 77 Notre Dame Law Review 1121 (April 2002).

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April 1, 2002
Robert Timothy Reagan

The prototype, prepared for a symposium on teaching statistics to judges, presents Fisher's exact, chi-squared, and bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses in a hypothetical example of age discrimination litigation. The prototype also discusses odds ratios, expected values, and p-values. Eleven distinguished experts provide comments and reviews (Orley Ashenfelter, David W. Barnes, John M. Conley, Shari Seidman Diamond, William B. Fairley, David A. Freedman, Joseph L. Gastwirth, Dale A. Nance, Marc Rosenblum, Michael J. Saks, Sheldon L. Trubatch).

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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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January 1, 2001

Appendix B: Court Administration and Case Management Committee, Guidelines for Ensuring Fair and Effective Court-Annexed ADR

Appendix C: Differentiated Case Management System: Local Rules and Forms

Appendix D: Sample Statistical Reports

Appendix E: Bibliography

Appendix F: Table of Statutes

Appendix G: Table of Rules

Index

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