The Civil Justice Research Initiative continuously reviews research on the civil justice system. Links to research will be added periodically.
Closing the Courthouse Door: How the Supreme Court Has Made Your Rights Unenforceable (Yale University Press, 2017)
The Supreme Court’s decisions on constitutional rights are well known and much talked about. But individuals who want to defend those rights need something else as well: access to courts that can rule on their complaints. And on matters of access, the Court’s record over the past generation has been almost uniformly hostile to the enforcement of individual citizens’ constitutional rights.
National Conference of State Courts
The NCSC undertook a study entitled The Landscape of Civil Litigation in State Courts to document case characteristics and outcomes in civil cases disposed in state courts.