Federal Judiciary Review
Chief Justice Roberts
Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. recently released the
year-end Federal Judiciary Review in which he discusses the Judicial
Conference’s Code of Conduct and its application.
also included analysis of caseloads in the various federal courts.
Some of the
statistical highlights include:
caseloads increased in the U.S. district courts and in the probation
pretrial services offices, but decreased in the U.S. appellate and
number of cases filed in the Supreme Court decreased from 8,159 filings
2009 Term to 7,857 filings in the 2010 Term, a decrease of 3.7 percent.
the regional courts of appeals fell 1.5 percent to 55,126. Growth
original proceedings and bankruptcy appeals.
filings in the U.S. district courts grew 2 percent to 289,252 cases.
this growth was a 2 percent increase in federal question cases (i.e.,
under the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States in which
United States is not a party in the case), which resulted mainly from
addressing civil rights, consumer credit, and intellectual property
bankruptcy petitions declined 8 percent to 1,467,221. This was the
reduction since 2007, when filings plunged after the Bankruptcy Abuse
Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 took effect.
persons under post-conviction supervision on Sept. 30, 2011,
increase of 2 percent over the total from the previous year.
complete copy of the report, click here
To see this
article at the Ohio Supreme Court web site, click here