May/June 2011
Eighth Circuit No. 1 in case processing time

Chief Judge Riley recently announced the following: “The votes are tabulated. The Eighth Circuit is No. 1! As you heard from Michael Gans, our court ranked first among all circuits in median time on appeal for all cases—7.2 months, and the fastest district court filing to appellate decision median time—23.8 months.

This No. 1 ranking is the result of the initiative by Chief Judge Loken and the accomplishments of Kim Jones and the staff attorneys, the judges and their staffs, and Michael Gans and his staff, working hard to bring our cases current. A genuine team effort. Well done! The Eighth Circuit is No. 1! GO BIG 8TH!”

Return to Newsletter Articles