Screening and Summary Procedures in the United States Courts of Appeals

Frank S. Bloch and Charles R. Haworth
The federal intermediate appellate system is on the verge of ceasing to function as an effective administrator of justice. The courts of appeals have therefore taken upon themselves the task of devising methods to speed the flow of cases. These methods, commonly termed screening and summary procedures, involve eliminating or limiting oral argument in selected cases and deciding cases without publishing a written opinion if the court concludes that an…

Wrongful Death

Frederick Davis and John F. Nangle
The Article analyzes the history and development of the wrongful death cause of action, and comments on the current state of wrongful death cases and some problems that arise in this type of case.