Criminal Appeals: Past, Present, and Future

10 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2010 Last revised: 11 Oct 2010

Chad M. Oldfather

Marquette University - Law School

Michael M. O'Hear

Marquette University - Law School

Date Written: September 1, 2010

Abstract

This brief essay serves two purposes. The first is to make some general observations about criminal appeals. It thus outlines the substantial institutional and doctrinal differences between the appellate process in civil and criminal cases, notes the relative lack of scholarship devoted to the criminal appellate process, and suggests that the role of the judge in criminal cases is undertheorized. The second is to introduce the pieces in a symposium issue of the Marquette Law Review, most of which was presented at a conference held at Marquette University Law School and entitled “Criminal Appeals: Past, Present, and Future.”

Keywords: appeals, criminal appeals, judges, appellate process

JEL Classification: K14, K40, K41, K42

Suggested Citation

Oldfather, Chad M. and O'Hear, Michael M., Criminal Appeals: Past, Present, and Future (September 1, 2010). Marquette Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 340, 2009; Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 10-36. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1670189

Chad M. Oldfather (Contact Author)

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Michael M. O'Hear

Marquette University - Law School ( email )

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Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States
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414-288-5914 (Fax)

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