Non-publication of legal opinions is the practice of a court issuing unpublished opinions an unpublished opinion is a decision of a court that is not available for citation as precedent because the court deems the case to have insufficient precedential value in the system of common law, each judicial decision becomes part of the body of law used in future decisions however, some courts reserve certain decisions, leaving them unpublished, and thus not available for citation in future cases. Opinions of the court will be released by the clerk at 3:00 pm on the day of filing, unless circumstances require otherwise the clerk will provide a copy of the opinion to each party in the case opinions of the court do not take effect until issuance of the mandate under rule 26, unless otherwise provided in the opinion publication. In cases where a judge rather than a jury decided issues of fact, an appellate court will apply an abuse of discretion standard of review under this standard, the appellate court gives deference to the lower court's view of the evidence, and reverses its decision only if it were a clear abuse of discretion.
Standard 21-11 the defendant's right to appeal from conviction in a criminal case (a) the possibility of appellate review of trial court judgments should exist for every criminal conviction it is undesirable to have any class of case in which such trial court determinations are unreviewable (b. History of dispositions, 1994-1998 14 history of pending cases, 1994-1998 15 history of activity, all reviews, all divisions, 1994-1998 16 dispositions the court of appeals disposed of 4,151 cases in 1998, 1,763 by opinion and 703 by has yet to be set on the court calendar for review.
Because the fourth petition was filed within two years of “an appellate court’s disposition of the petitioner’s direct appeal” id we conclude that staunton’s reliance on section 59001, subdivision 4(a)(2), is misplaced because his earlier appeal of his third postconviction petition was not a direct appeal. Limitations on power of disposition the u s supreme court or any other federal court of appellate jurisdiction exercising the power of disposition can affirm, modify, vacate, set aside, or reverse any judgment, decree, or order of a court which is lawfully before it for review. Court of appeals 1998 annual caseload report dispositions the court of appeals disposed of 4,151 cases in 1998, 1,763 by opinion and 703 by commissioners' rulings the remainder of disposed cases were dismissed (1,342), not accepted has yet to be set on the court calendar for review.
Summary disposition is a procedural innovation—added only belatedly to the supreme court’s rules—in which the court dispenses with a case without briefing or oral argument it presents a puzzle for students of appellate decisionmaking: how can a case be significant enough to merit the court’s consideration, but not significant enough to warrant the benefits of adversarial procedure. Thus, the trial court concluded that the contested records were not public records accordingly, the trial court granted defendant summary disposition of plaintiff’s complaint pursuant to mcr 2116(c)(10) and denied as moot plaintiff’s cross motion for summary disposition this appeal followed.
(e) in a jurisdiction with an intermediate appellate court, when review in the highest court is sought by a defendant-appellant, the question of custody pending action by the highest court may be redetermined by the intermediate appellate court or a judge thereof.