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January 1, 1989
Gordon Bermant, Judy B. Sloan

A description of the Ninth Circuit's early use of panels composed of three bankruptcy judges to hear and decide initial appeals from decisions of the bankruptcy courts. Reprinted from 21 Arizona State University Law Journal 181 (1989).

January 1, 1988
Robert A. Katzmann, Michael Tonry, Jerry Goldman, Anthony Partridge, Allan E. Lind, Joe S. Cecil, Gordon Bermant, Patricia A. Lombard, Carroll Seron, Donna J. Stienstra, John E. Shapard, William L. Reynolds, John E. McDermott, Steven Flanders, John W. Macy Jr., Russell R. Wheeler, Charles W. Nihan, Larry C. Farmer, J. Michael Greenwood

An anthology of Center reports on handling appeals. The editors selected writings from the twenty-five published and unpublished reports on the topic the Center has supported in the last fifteen years. Eighteen of these reports are reprinted in whole or in part. The editors' introductions to each of the book's five parts provide descriptions or summaries of the reports not reprinted.

Introduction: Robert A. Katzman and Michael Tonry

Part One: Case Management, 13

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January 1, 1987
A. Leo Levin, Syl Sobel

A paper that examines the application of the sanctions provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 during the first few years after the 1983 amendments to the rule, with emphasis on appellate cases. The paper describes emerging patterns, identifying situations in which the appellate courts have found sanctions to be clearly applicable and situations in which appellate courts have demonstrated restraint in applying the rule to certain litigation practices.

January 1, 1985
Lance M. Liebman

A 1985 examination of the controversy and difficulties encountered by the Social Security Administration when determining disability and adjudicating appeals. The report presents overviews of the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs and the role judicial review played in those programs.

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January 1, 1985
Donna J. Stienstra

A brief analysis of the issue of equitable access to unpublished appellate decisions, based on an examination of the circuit courts' rules and practices regarding distribution and citation of unpublished dispositions. Data on the number and types of unpublished dispositions in statistical years 1981 to 1984 are presented.

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January 1, 1984
John E. Shapard

An investigation of problems encountered by the Ninth Circuit in its Appeals Without Briefs (AWB) Program, which was designed to expedite the disposition of civil appeals presenting comparatively straightforward issues. The author recommends solutions to the problems described by judges and counsel participating in the program and concludes that a revised AWB program could be successful.

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January 1, 1984
A. Leo Levin, Susan M. Leeson

A paper that explores the special problems of repetitive litigation by the United States, including the institutional role of the Of-ce of the Solicitor General. The authors also examine the potential utility of a national court of appeals or an intercircuit tribunal in controlling undesirable repetitive litigation on the part of the United States. Reprint of 70 Iowa Law Review 113 (1984).

January 1, 1983
Anthony Partridge, Allan E. Lind

The report of the Center's second evaluation of the Second Circuit court of appeals' Civil Appeals Management Plan (CAMP), which in contrast to the first evaluation (see An Evaluation of the Civil Appeals Management Plan), reveals that CAMP was producing the benefits expected of it.

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January 1, 1982
Jerry Goldman

An evaluation of the effects of certain prehearing practices on reducing workloads of Seventh Circuit judges. The study covers scheduling orders and prehearing conferences conducted by a senior staff attorney working alone or in collaboration with a circuit judge.

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January 1, 1982
Carroll Seron, Gordon Bermant, Patricia A. Lombard

An examination of the relative judicial and administrative burdens produced by various case types in the D.C. Circuit. The study confirms that the burden arising from the quantity of material presented to the court for consideration is greater in administrative agency cases than in other case types.

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