Thursday, November 04, 2004

Immigration Appeals Surge in the Second Circuit. Now this is interesting. Immigration appeals constitute 44% of the Second Circuit's docket. (That doesn't leave much space for all those boring sentencing appeals.) In order to keep pace with these appeals, the Court is taking a number of steps, such as asking its judges to sit more often, hiring a part-time staff attorney and bringing on a dozen volunteer attorneys to help its regular staff attorneys vet and schedule cases. The Court is planning on fielding three panels of judges in a single week three times next year. For more information, read the New York Law Journal article on this subject by clicking here. I think you need a subscription to read it. (Sorry.)

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