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Three-Judge District Court
Variable Name
threeJudgeFdc
Spaeth Name
J3
Normalizations
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This variable will be checked if the case was heard by a three-judge federal district court. Recent congressional legislation has reduced the kinds of lawsuits that must be heard by such a court. As a result, the frequency is less for the Burger Court than for the Warren Court, and all but nonexistent for the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts.
 
Values:
0 no mention that a 3-judge ct heard case
1 3-judge district ct heard case
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