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Deciphering Courts of Appeals Decisions Using the U.S. Courts of Appeals Data Base

dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Tracey E., 1967-
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, Reginald S., 1959-
dc.identifier.citation83 Judicature 240 (2000)en_US
dc.descriptionarticle published in law journalen_US
dc.description.abstractIs one circuit significantly more conservative or liberal than the others? Do circuit courts consistently avoid deciding the substance of certain appeals by concluding that the plaintiffs lack standing? Have state governments been more successful than other parties when they appeal adverse district court rulings? Do appeals courts act in a majoritarian or countermajoritarian manner with regard to elected institutions and the general public? The United States Courts of Appeals Data Base, an extensive data set of courts of appeals decisions, can address these and other questions about the circuit courts. This article describes the background, scope, and content of the database, explains how to use it, and illustrates applications to research questions of interest to the diverse law and social science community interested in courts of appeals.en_US
dc.format.extent1 PDF (9 pages)en_US
dc.subjectUnited States Courts of Appeals Data Baseen_US
dc.subjectCourts of appeals decisionsen_US
dc.subjectLegal databasesen_US
dc.subject.lcshAppellate courts -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshJudgments -- United States -- Databasesen_US
dc.subject.lcshCircuit courts -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshLegal research -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshJudicial process -- United Statesen_US
dc.titleDeciphering Courts of Appeals Decisions Using the U.S. Courts of Appeals Data Baseen_US

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