Provides an official public record of the business of the federal courts. The data originate from 100 court offices throughout the United States. Information was obtained at 2 points in the life of a case: filing and termination. The termination data contain information on both filing and terminations, while the pending data contain only filing information. For the appellate and civil data, the unit of analysis is a single case. The unit of analysis for the criminal data is a single defendant. Includes bankruptcy petitions.