The Office of Commissioner of the Michigan Court of Appeals and its Role in the Appellate Process

48 Federal Rules Decisions 355 (West, 1969)

10 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2013

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Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Jack Borst

Michigan Court of Appeals (Deceased)

John Stenger

Michigan Court of Appeals (Deceased)

Joseph D. Reid

Government of the State of Michigan - Michigan Court of Appeals

Date Written: 1969

Abstract

Critics have asserted that appellate court staffers constitute hidden monsters in the judicial closet. In Michigan transparency has been the norm for more than forty years. This article describes the Michigan Court of Appeals’ use of commissioners, who review and make recommendations on applications for leave to appeal. Included is the statistic that judges followed commissioner recommendations 93% of the time.

Keywords: appellate courts, commissioners, judicial administration

Suggested Citation

Stockmeyer, Norman Otto and Borst, Jack and Stenger, John and Reid, Joseph D., The Office of Commissioner of the Michigan Court of Appeals and its Role in the Appellate Process (1969). 48 Federal Rules Decisions 355 (West, 1969), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2334955

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Jack Borst

Michigan Court of Appeals (Deceased)

John Stenger

Michigan Court of Appeals (Deceased)

Joseph D. Reid

Government of the State of Michigan - Michigan Court of Appeals ( email )

925 West Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48909
United States

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