Footnote 2

Out of 252,962 filings in total, 20,507 were employment discrimination cases. See Leonidas R. Mecham, Annual Report of the Director, 2003 Jud. Bus. 129 tbl.C-2A (table entitled U.S. District Courts - Civil Cases Commenced, by Nature of Suit, During the 12-Month Periods Ending Sept. 30, 1999 Through 2003), available at (last visited Sept. 29, 2005).