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Addressing Your Brief To a Specific Circuit Judge . . .

. . . or, at least, to a specific group of circuit judges, may now be possible, if Tom Caso at The Opening Brief is correct.  He cites a study covering ten years of federal appellate opinions that concludes “opinion specialization [is an] unmistakable part of every day judicial practice.”  In other words, cases of specific types tend to get assigned to certain judges.

Says Tom, “If true, this suggests a more focused approach for the federal appellate lawyer.”  There’s more, including a link to the study, at his post.