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Rules of practice and procedure in appellate courts, such as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, significantly impact cases brought before those courts comprising the circuit. From enforcement of procedural rules requiring the timely filing of a notice of appeal to application of justiciability doctrines to determine a party's standing to bring a claim, issues of practice and procedure commonly arise at the court of appeals.

This Article explores the application of practice and procedure by the Eleventh Circuit during 1999. The topics discussed include appellate culling of appealable issues; appellate treatment of interlocutory matters; timeliness of notice of appeal and presentation of argument; doctrines of standing, ripeness, justiciability, and mootness; and standards of review on appeal. This Article also identifies common themes or trends when apparent.