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Unpublished Opinions: A Comment, Richard S. Arnold Jul 1999

Unpublished Opinions: A Comment, Richard S. Arnold

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

The Honorable Richard S. Arnold gives a federal appellate judge’s perspective of the unpublished opinions debate.


The Law And The Brain: Judging Scientific Evidence Of Intent, Erica Beecher-Monas, Edgar Garcia-Rill Jul 1999

The Law And The Brain: Judging Scientific Evidence Of Intent, Erica Beecher-Monas, Edgar Garcia-Rill

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

This essay addresses the issue of judges deciding what scientific evidence is admissible. The primary focus is the admissibility of expert mental state testimony in criminal cases. The issue is addressed by answering two questions: 1) how does science work and 2) how does the brain work?


Discretionary Appellate Review Of Non-Final Orders: It’S Time To Change The Rules, Howard B. Eisenberg, Alan B. Morrison Jul 1999

Discretionary Appellate Review Of Non-Final Orders: It’S Time To Change The Rules, Howard B. Eisenberg, Alan B. Morrison

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

This article discusses the uncertainty of United States Courts of Appeals jurisdiction over non-final orders.


An Argument On The Record For More Federal Judgeships, William M. Richman Jan 1999

An Argument On The Record For More Federal Judgeships, William M. Richman

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

A case is made for increasing the number of federal judges. The author uses the loss of judge involvement in decisionmaking to begin his argument. The discussion then addresses the arguments against increasing federal judgeships.