From time to time, this column has discussed the efficiency of appellate courts in deciding cases that are ready for resolution. While recognizing the importance of that consideration — given that deciding appeals is the main reason appellate courts exist — it is also useful to acknowledge that there are various other considerations for which appellate courts are not directly responsible that can significantly delay an appellate court's resolution of an appeal.
Recognizing Other Sources of Delay for Appellate Courts
The Legal Intelligencer
October 8, 2013