Here is some brief background about the latest report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) concerning the variations in criminal and civil caseloads among judges in U.S. District Courts. The report is embargoed for Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (6:30 PM EDT Monday) to allow time for additional reporting.
TRAC's report on the surprising differences in civil and criminal caseloads among federal district court judges can be found at the following address:
TRAC's effort to develop the case-by-case data needed for this report began more than 20 years ago. Extensive judge-by-judge civil caseload and criminal sentencing records have now been updated through June 2014. For specific figures, go TRAC's Judge Information Center at:
To register for media access to the Judge report during the embargo send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-443-3563.