Issuing unsigned memorandum or per curium opinions , rather than full signed
opinions , has but a slight impact . ... The fact that curtailing opinion writing and
publication , and limiting arguments increase appellate court efficiency does not ,
Author: Robert J. Martineau
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
An in-depth look at the nature and function of appellate courts, including general rule, litigation, exceptions, sua sponte, final judgment rule, state systems, initiating and perfecting an appeal, timeliness, standards of relief, purpose, content, modification or correction of record on appeal, effective brief writing, oral argument, internal operating procedures, time limitations, pre-hearing or summary disposition, opinions and mandates, written opinion, publication, and citation of opinions.