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Single-Judge Institution Decisions: Enough Quality Control?

goldfish showing discrimination success individuality leadership or motivation conceptThe Board was kicking around the idea of single-judge institution decisions for most of my tenure there.  But now they’ve formally requested comments on a proposed pilot program for single-judge institution decisions (deadline recently extended to October 26, 2015).  There’s ample precedent for this from the interference practice, where single-judge declarations of interference have been the norm for decades.

The rationale for introducing single-judge orders is simple: conserving judicial resources.  … More