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Judicial Financial Disclosures Database

Court Listener – From the Free Law Project: “Search and review the biggest database of judicial disclosures ever made. Every year, federal judges must complete lengthy documents listing any investments or other potential sources of conflict that they may have. By statute, these documents are available to the public for six years before they must be destroyed. In 2017, we began collecting these documents so they would not be thrown away. After extracting the data from the files we’ve collected, we have build a first-of-its-kind database of over a million investment transactions, and more than 250,000 pages of judicial records. All of the information you find here is available via our APIs or by browsing our database of judges..” [Note via Center for Data Innovation – “The dataset contains 250,000 pages of financial records from 2003 to 2020, including complete financial disclosures made by every judge, justice, and magistrate from 2001 to 2018, 1.5 million investment records, and details for over 1,700 gifts that judges received. According to a follow-up investigation by the Wall Street Journal, 131 federal judges violated ethics laws by hearing a case in which they had a financial interest.”]

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