Circuit Courts Saw Appeals Rise In 2012 Amid Budget Squeeze

Law360, Chicago (March 12, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT) -- Despite budgetary constraints faced by the federal court system, the regional U.S. courts of appeals handled 4 percent more filings in 2012 than they did the previous year, though bankruptcy petitions and civil case filings both decreased in number, according to reports released Tuesday.

Even with declines in some types of federal court filings, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts — which issued the reports and provides information technology and other services to the courts — spent the year bracing itself for an ever-tightening federal...
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