The Resource Injustice on appeal : the United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis, William M. Richman, William L. Reynolds

Injustice on appeal : the United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis, William M. Richman, William L. Reynolds

Label
Injustice on appeal : the United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis
Title
Injustice on appeal
Title remainder
the United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis
Statement of responsibility
William M. Richman, William L. Reynolds
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The United States Circuit Courts of Appeals are among the most important governmental institutions in our society. However, because the Supreme Court can hear less than 150 cases per year, the Circuit Courts (with a combined caseload of over 60,000) are, for practical purposes, the courts of last resort for all but a tiny fraction of federal court litigation. Thus, their significance, both for ultimate dispute resolution and for the formation and application of federal law, cannot be overstated. Yet, in the last forty years, a dramatic increase in caseload and a systemic resistance to an increased judgeship have led to a crisis. Signed published opinions form only a small percentage of dispositions; judges confer on fifty routine cases in an afternoon; and most litigants are denied oral argument completely. In Injustice on Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis, William M. Richman and William L. Reynolds chronicle the transformation of the United States Circuit Courts; consider the merits and dangers of continued truncating procedures; catalogue and respond to the array of specious arguments against increasing the size of the judiciary; and consider several ways of reorganizing the circuit courts so that they can dispense traditional high quality appellate justice even as their caseloads and the number of appellate judgeships increase. The work serves as an analytical capstone to the authors' thirty years of research on the issue and will constitute a powerful piece of advocacy for a more responsible and egalitarian approach to caseload glut facing the circuit courts."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
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Richman, William M
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8750
LC item number
.R53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reynolds, William L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Appellate courts
  • Appellate procedure
  • Appellate courts
  • Appellate procedure
  • United States
Label
Injustice on appeal : the United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis, William M. Richman, William L. Reynolds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of the circuit courts -- The publication plans -- The premises of the argument for limited publication -- The counter-arguments -- The life and death of the no-citation rules -- The Constitution and unpublished opinions -- Restricting oral argument -- Additional decision makers : deciding by bureaucracy -- The cumulative effect of the appellate triage regime -- Commissions, studies, reports, and proposals -- The obvious solution and the judicial opposition -- The need for a small federal judiciary : reasons, arguments, and refutations -- Jurisdictional retrenchment : of babies and bath water -- Elitism and diversity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780195342079
Isbn Type
((hardback) : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794838540
  • (OCoLC)ocn794838540
Label
Injustice on appeal : the United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis, William M. Richman, William L. Reynolds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of the circuit courts -- The publication plans -- The premises of the argument for limited publication -- The counter-arguments -- The life and death of the no-citation rules -- The Constitution and unpublished opinions -- Restricting oral argument -- Additional decision makers : deciding by bureaucracy -- The cumulative effect of the appellate triage regime -- Commissions, studies, reports, and proposals -- The obvious solution and the judicial opposition -- The need for a small federal judiciary : reasons, arguments, and refutations -- Jurisdictional retrenchment : of babies and bath water -- Elitism and diversity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780195342079
Isbn Type
((hardback) : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794838540
  • (OCoLC)ocn794838540

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