Civil Rights Complaints in U.S. District Courts, 1990-2006

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 2, 2008

Bureau of Justice Statistics: Civil Rights Complaints in U.S. District Courts, 1990 – 2006

  • “Examines civil rights claims based on race, age, sex, or national origin involving employment, welfare, housing, voting, or other civil rights discrimination issues. It covers civil rights claims litigated in federal district courts from 1990 to 2006. Information is presented on trends in types of civil rights cases filed in federal district courts, the basis of federal court jurisdiction, case processing time, disposition of civil rights cases, and the types of trials that occur in the federal courts. In addition, this report examines who wins in civil rights trials and the estimated median monetary amount awarded to litigants.”
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