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We provide both Case Centered and Justice Centered data. In the Case Centered data the unit of analysis is the case; i.e., each row of the database contains information about an individual dispute. These data should be used unless the votes of the individuals justices are of interest. The Justice Centered data include a row for each justice participating in each dispute. Please see the Instructions
for more information.
For instructions on citing to the SCDB, please consult the codebook's Citing to The SCDB
Please note: This is a beta release. We'll be updating it every month between now and the final release in March 2017.
The current version of the Legacy Database is at the citation level.
Docket, Issue and Split Vote formats will be available in 2017.