Law: Court Overload: A crisis that is not?

A crisis that is not?

For more than a decade the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have been complaining that they are overworked, and Chief Justice Warren Burger has recently renewed his call for a national appeals court to help relieve the burden. But is the work load really so heavy? Well, yes, answer a bevy of new scholarly articles, but the fault lies with the Justices.

Perhaps the most experienced critic is former Justice Arthur Goldberg, who writes in the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly that the high court could save considerable time if the Justices were less verbose in their opinions, concurrences and dissents,...

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