Back to the Drawing Board: Reexamining Accepted Criteria for Regional Structure of the Courts of Appeals
This article aims to determine which of the accepted structural features of the courts of appeals are essential by demonstrating that the federal courts are designed to assure the supremacy and uniformity of federal law, and that regional organization was intended to foster, not to negate, uniformity.
Martha Dragich, Back to the Drawing Board: Re-Examining Accepted Premises of Regional Circuit Structure, 12 J. App. Prac. & Process 201 (2011)