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NCJ Number: 81478 Find in a Library
Title: Appellate Delay - An Examination of Possible Remedies
Journal: Justice System Journal  Volume:6  Issue:3  Dated:(Fall 1981)  Pages:325-345
Author(s): S L Wasby
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 21
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Because adding judges has been questioned as a viable solution to problems of backlog and delay in appellate courts, it is important to examine a range of possible remedies.
Abstract: Those to be discussed here can be divided into three categories-adding resources, restructuring jurisdiction, and making more efficient use of existing resources. The first, in addition to adding judges, includes adding law clerks and staff attorneys and developing intermediate appellate courts; the second contains discretionary jurisdiction and unitary criminal review; and the last, caseflow management, use of prehearing settlement conferences, mechanisms for dealing with transcripts and briefs, case screening, modification of oral argument, use of unpublished opinions, and administrative adjustments. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Appellate courts; Court case flow management; Court delays; Court reorganization; Court structure
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