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September 18, 1981
Michael W. Leavitt

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January 1, 1981
Larry C. Farmer

A description and analysis of the efforts of two courts of appeals to manage their case flow from the filing of the notice of appeal through the time the case is prepared for submission to the court. The author examined the procedures implemented in the Second and Eighth Circuits to control and reduce the time required to prepare cases for submission on appeal.

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January 1, 1981
W. Wayne Buckner, Larry C. Farmer

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January 1, 1978
Michael W. Leavitt

A description of the calendaring and assignment computer software system that the Center designed at the request of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The report includes suggestions for possible applications of that software.

January 1, 1977
Jerry Goldman

An evaluation of the first experimental operation of the Civil Appeals Management Plan (CAMP) of the Second Circuit. The report evaluated a set of procedures designed to eliminate burdensome appeals, improve the quality of appeals, and expedite the appellate process through the use of mandatory scheduling orders and pre-argument conferences supervised by staff counsel.

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January 1, 1977
Federal Judicial Center, Federal Judicial Center Research Division

An attempt to develop estimates of relative workload in the courts of appeals without detailed timekeeping by judges. Judges estimated the relative workload associated with various appeal types, and their estimates were used to calculate case weights. The report concluded that the weighted caseloads produced by this method were not useful measures of appellate workload, but cautioned that the method could not be adequately assessed given the inconsistencies in the appellate court statistical reporting systems in place in the mid-1970s.

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March 11, 1975
Edward D. Re

A discussion of three aspects of opinion writing: preliminary considerations; the anatomy of the opinion; and peripheral matters such as citations, quotations, and the use of footnotes. Presented at a Seminar for Federal Appellate Judges sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center, March 11-14, 1975.

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January 1, 1975
Jerry Goldman

The results of a survey undertaken for the Commission on Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System, in which the attitudes of federal judges regarding appellate oral argument and opinion-writing practices were explored. The author concludes that judges are more satisfied with truncated procedures in the appellate courts than are lawyers; lawyers would opt for more judges and courts to ease the burden on court dockets.

January 1, 1974
Leonard H. Goodman, Thomas F. Drury, William B. Stevenson

A report prepared for the Commission on Revision of the Federal Court Appellate System

January 1, 1973

A detailed listing of books, articles, and other research dealing with the operation of the appellate courts in general and reform of practices and procedures in particular.

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