Friday, May 31, 2013

Appellate Review II

Appellate Review II, article [pdf] by Tom Cummins and Adam Aft at the Journal of Legal Metrics
"In reviewing the judgments of the federal courts of appeals during the October Term 2011 ('OT11'), the Supreme Court affirmed only 20 percent of the time. The year before, only 28 percent.2 The circuit courts, it would appear, have a lousy batting average. But appearances can be deceiving."