By Rochelle C. Dreyfuss

Two important lessons had been taught by the reactions to the Freund and Hruska Reports. One was that it was politically unacceptable to shut off any case in the lower federal courts from access to the Supreme Court by way of certiorari, however unavailing that might be in reality. . . . In addition, a widespread sentiment was evident among the bench and bar against having “specialized courts.”‘

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Recommended Citation
Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, Percolation, Uniformity, and Coherent Adjudication: The Federal Circuit Experience, 66 SMU L. Rev. 505 (2013)