"Dealing with the Appellate Caseload Crisis": The Report of the Federal Courts Study Committee Revisited

January 2013
New York Law School Law Review;2012/2013, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p517
Academic Journal
The author discusses the report of the Federal Courts Study Committee, entitled as "Dealing with the Appellate Caseload Crisis," illustrating fixes regarding increased volume of appeals. He reflects how a caseload over the time has been intensified and analyzed various causes of this crisis. He focuses on the U.S. Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) to discourage frivolous appeals and proposes an amendment to the act to evaluate frivolity of criminal defendant's appeals.


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