Friday, January 1, 2010

End of the Year Federal Judiciary Report
This iNew York Times summary of Chief Justice Robets' annual report or you can go to the actual document which is fairly short. But to give a quicker overview:
1. There were 8,241 appeals to the Supreme Court of which 6,142 were in forma pauperis. This is pretty typical since most serious appeals to the Court need a brief by the Solicitor General or a number of amicus curiae briefs to get a writ of certiorari. Of these 87 had a hearing and 83 were decided.
2. At the Appeals level, there was a decrease of 6% to 57,740 appeals
3. The district courts saw a rise of 3% to 276,397 cases.
(Photo from NY Times)

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