TRAC Finds Uneven Distribution of Workload for District Courts

A Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) study has found that the burden of a growing workload is falling on some district courts more than other. According to the study, some judges must handle workload that is four times greater than the national average. TRAC’s analysis is based on information pulled from Administrative Office of the United States Courts’ (AOUSC) fee-based online access system, PACER, and from a series of FOIA lawsuits TRAC brought against several divisions of the Justice Department.

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