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December 2016 Prisoner Petitions to Vacate Sentences
(20 Jan 2017) The latest available data from the federal district courts show that during December 2016 the number of new civil actions filed to vacate federal sentences appear to have fallen back to more typical levels since actions spiked in June 2016. See more...
Immigration Court Priority Family Case Backlog Surpasses 100,000
(17 Jan 2017) The number of judges is still insufficient to handle the growing backlog in the Immigration Court. The court's crushing workload reached a record-breaking 533,909 pending cases as the court closed out calendar year 2016, up 4.2 percent in just the last four months. See more...
News Reporters Drive Growth in Media FOIA Litigation
(09 Jan 2017) The number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) cases brought by reporters and news organization has substantially increased during the last four years. Media-filed lawsuits which represented 3.5 percent of total federal filings during earlier years jumped to comprise more than one out of every ten FOIA suits (10.8%) at their peak in FY 2015. See more...
Convictions Decline From Drug Enforcement Administration Investigations
(21 Dec 2016) The latest available data from the Justice Department shows 1,493 new convictions for cases referred by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) during the first two months of FY 2017. DEA convictions were down 6.2% from the number of convictions during the comparable period in FY 2016. See more...
Federal Labor Management Relations Litigation Down in November 2016
(19 Dec 2016) The latest available data from the federal courts show 47 new labor/management relations civil filings during November 2016. See more...
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