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1990

Illinois Wesleyan University

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The Challenge To The Judiciary Of The Nineties:Managing Appeals In The Federal Courts, Kelly N. Kalus '90 Apr 1990

The Challenge To The Judiciary Of The Nineties:Managing Appeals In The Federal Courts, Kelly N. Kalus '90

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Court reform is a growing national priority. The overwhelming number of litigants populating American courtrooms today has placed a serious burden upon judicial institutions to produce well-thought, reasoned decisions in light of a rapidly increasing caseload. This caseload growth has restricted judges from fully effectuating their duties. Consequently, efforts to accommodate the growing demand for judicial services reflect a deviation from the traditional role and responsibilities of the American judge. For the United states judicial system, such a departure from tradition has dangerous and potentially irreversible implications. Immediate action must be taken to prevent any serious ramifications from arising.