At last night’s New Jersey State Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee meeting, statistics from the 2016-17 Term of the Appellate Division were presented.  Many of them are substantially similar to those of other years, indicating the relative consistency of the Appellate Division from year to year.

Reversal and affirmance rates are perhaps of most interest to litigants and appellate practitioners.  This past year, 77% of civil appeals that were decided by two-judge Appellate Division panel

The Supreme Court announced today that Judge Espinosa has been temporarily assigned to Part E of the Appellate Division from September 1 through September 30, 2017.  That Order amends the General Assignment Order for 2017-18, discussed here, from which Judge Espinosa’s name was absent.

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee is seeking comments on proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (as well as proposed changes to other sets of federal rules).  The details are here.

The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that are proposed to be amended are Rules 3, 13, 26,1, 28, and 32.  The amendments appear to be relatively uncontroversial.

The proposed amendments to Rules 3 and 13 alter those rules to dele