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Some Circuits Handle Big Caseloads Better, Paper Says

Law360, New York (January 24, 2017, 4:45 PM EST) -- U.S. appeals courts’ ability to deal with increased caseloads can differ greatly, at times negatively impacting the quality of legal review within certain circuits, a law professor contended in a recent academic paper that suggested an overhaul of the system may be in order.

The Second and Ninth circuits have demonstrated that their diverging values on procedure have prompted them to respond differently to large influxes of cases, with the potentially harmful result being a court system that administers justice in “significantly different ways ... in...
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