The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit decided several cases during 1996 which represented significant additions or modifications to the law governing appellate practice and procedure in this circuit. For example, the court attempted to clarify the circumstances in which interlocutory collateral orders involving the qualified immunity defense can be appealed, announced a new definition for "excusable neglect" in determining whether an untimely notice of appeal can be allowed, and analyzed the use of the harmless error rule in instructional omission cases. This Article will survey developments in appellate practice and procedure in the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit during 1996.
Slovensky, Lawrence A.
"Appellate Practice and Procedure,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 48:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol48/iss4/4