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General propositions and recommended procedures to expedite the processing of criminal appeals. The suggestions for handling these cases are designed to achieve a fair and complete review within ninety days from imposition of sentence.
A description of procedures in six stages of the appellate process: notification, documentation, argumentation, decision, publication, and mandate. The report also describes procedures related to judicial conferences, councils, committees, and circuit executives; bar admission and regulation; court support personnel, staff attorneys, and libraries. Procedures in each of the federal courts of appeals are identified and compared.