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Heaney, Gerald W.
INTRODUCTION|Last year, the Creighton Law Review instituted a survey of re- cent developments in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The project proved successful and this year they continue the tradition.|We welcome this continuing endeavor for several reasons. Our Court, dockets nearly 120 cases every month, and to date we remain current with our docket. In practical terms, this means we disposed of nearly 1,400 cases last year. While many of our opinions are relatively short, over half of them deal at length with significant and difficult legal issues. |An Eighth Circuit Survey can highlight the most significant of these cases. It can identify the Court's evolving approach to new areas of litigation, and, more importantly, suggest new models or sketches for this Court's use. The Creighton Law Review Survey promises to serve this function. The Editors and members of the Review primarily responsible for the Survey are to be commended for undertaking this project...
14 Creighton L. Rev. 962 (1980-1981)
Creighton University School of Law