Any number of extramural or structural reforms have been proposed over the years to solve the present problems and to meet the future needs of the United States Courts of Appeals. Some have been on the drawing board for a long time, while others are much more novel. In this article, Professor Baker gathers the more provocative extramural or structural proposals that have coalesced thus far in the decades-long debate over what Congress should do about the intermediate federal appellate courts. The Final Report of the Federal Courts Study Committee is the point of departure for this "inquiry and discussion."
Thomas E. Baker,
Imagining the Alternative Futures of the U.S. Courts of Appeals
, 28 Ga. L. Rev. 913
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