K. Todd Butler

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Survey Article


This Article reviews federal appellate procedure decisions in the Eleventh Circuit during the 2005 calendar year. Questions considered this year include the following: statutory limitations on federal subject matter jurisdiction, general federal judicial jurisdiction, the appellate jurisdiction of federal circuit courts of appeal, and requirements for preservation of the record for appeal. This year, we again include a section on the standards of review that the Eleventh Circuit applies in reviewing the orders of federal district courts. The particular standards reviewed include the de novo, abuse of discretion, and clear error standards.