Restrict a Search to a Specific Date or Date Range
You can restrict your search to a specific date or date range by entering your search terms in the search box using one of the date restrictions shown in the table below.
In the search box, these date formats are valid:
Note: You can also search by date using the date tool on the Advanced Search form.
inauguration and = 2/21/1992
inauguration and date= 2/21/1992
|Finds documents containing the word inauguration and dated 2/21/1992.|
|Date is||inauguration and 2/21/1992||Finds:
spanish w/3 currency and < 1990
spanish w/3 currency and date < 1990
|Finds documents containing the word spanish within 3 words of currency and dated before 1990.|
insurance w/3 premiums and > 1/20/2009
insurance w/3 premiums and date > 1/20/2009
|Finds documents containing the word insurance within 3 words of premiums and dated after 1/20/2009.|
|<=||leq||On or before||
Sports w/3 bankruptcy and <= 01/1976
Sports w/3 bankruptcy and date <= 01/1976
|Finds documents containing the word sports within 3 words of bankruptcy and dated on or before 01/1976.|
|>=||geq||On or after||
Boat and seizure and >= 5/23/1999
Boat and seizure and date >= 5/23/1999
|Finds documents containing the words boat and seizure and dated on or after 5/23/1999.|
|> [begin date] and< [end date]||da(bef nnnn and aft nnnn)||Date range||
Mayor w/3 Peoria and > 01/01/1960 and < 12/31/1980
Mayor w/3 Peoria and date > 01/01/1960 and < 12/31/1980
|Finds documents containing the word mayor within 3 words of Peoria and dated from 01/01/1960 to 12/31/1980.|
Please keep the following tips in mind while using dates:
- Use numbers, not words, to specify a month, e.g., Sports w/3 bankruptcy and <= 01/01/1976 .
If you are searching the Dockets content type only, you can use all the date formats above with the datefiled segment and the following syntax. You must enclose the date and restriction (if you use one) in parentheses, e.g., datefiled(1/1/1999) or datefiled(=1/1/1999).