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Federal Court Governance: Why Congress Should-and Why Congress Should Not-Create a Full-Time Executive Judge, Abolish the Judicial Conference, and Remove Circuit Judges from District Court Governance

Gordon Bermant, Russell R. Wheeler
January 1, 1994
In Print: Available for Distribution

Long Range Planning Series, Paper No. 3

An analysis of the pros and cons of alternative schemes for the governance of the federal courts. The scheme draws on proposals of various judges and other observers and includes the elements suggested in the title, among others. A "coda" discusses other more modest proposals for change in the governance structure. The paper's purpose is not to advocate any particular proposals, but to stimulate and inform discussion of issues of governance.