This folder contains the data behind the stories: 'What Trump's Legal Battles Tell Us About Presidential Power' https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-trumps-legal-battles-tell-us-about-presidential-power/; 'Why It Might Be Impossible To Overturn A Presidential Pardon' https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-it-might-be-impossible-to-overturn-a-presidential-pardon/; 'Will The Supreme Court Fast-Track Cases Involving Trump?' https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/will-the-supreme-court-fast-track-cases-involving-trump/; 'Why One of Trump’s Biggest Legal Threats Is New York’s Attorney General' https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-one-of-trumps-biggest-legal-threats-is-new-yorks-attorney-general/; 'Should Judges Pay Attention To Trump’s Tweets?' https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/should-judges-pay-attention-to-trumps-tweets/; 'Trump Is Losing The Legal Fight Against Sanctuary Cities, But It May Still Pay Off Politically' https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-is-losing-the-legal-fight-against-sanctuary-cities-but-it-may-still-pay-off-politically/; 'Will Trump’s Latest Lawsuits Keep Congress From Investigating Future Presidents?' https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/will-trumps-latest-lawsuits-keep-congress-from-investigating-future-presidents/;

trump_lawsuits

Format

A dataset with 57 rows representing lawsuits and 16 variables

docket_number

Current docket number

date_filed

Date lawsuit was originally filed

case_name

Case name (current)

plaintiff

Names of plaintiffs (if more than five, "et al" for plaintiffs who are not in case name)

defendant

Names of defendants (if more than five, "et al" for defendants who are not in case name)

current_location

Court the lawsuit is currently in front of

previous_location

Other courts the case has appeared before

jurisdiction

Where the case is being heard | 1 = Federal; 2 = State

judge

Names of the judges the case is currently before

nature

PACER code for nature of lawsuit (Not relevant for criminal cases) https://www.pacer.gov/documents/natsuit.pdf

trump_category

Whether the case is related to action before Trump was president, his personal conduct as president, or a policy action as president | 1 = Case directed at pre-presidency action; 2 = Case directed at personal action of Trump as president; 3 = Case directed at policy action of Trump as president

capacity

The capacity in which Trump is implicated | 1 = Case directed at Trump personally; 2 = Case directed at action of Trump administration; 3 = Trump as plaintiff; 4 = Trump administration as plaintiff; 5 = Case directed at Trump associate; 6 = Other

type

Criminal vs. civil | 1 = Criminal; 2 = Civil

issue

Key topic area raised in the case (i.e. emoluments, First Amendment, DACA, etc). Categories created based on key policy topic area or legal issue. Calls are subjective and based on reporting and may change.

docket_orig

Original docket number, if case has been appealed or changed jurisdiction

status

Whether the case, or the part of the case connected to Trump, is ongoing. | 1 = Case is ongoing; 2 = Case or part of case connected to Trump is closed

Source

Approval Polls