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Table B-5.
U.S. Courts of Appeals—Appeals Terminated on the Merits, by Circuit,
During the 12-Month Period Ending September 30, 2011
Terminations on the Merits
												
		
	
Circuit and Nature	
	
of Proceeding	

89

	 ALL CIRCUITS	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL
	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	
	
	 DC		
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	
	
	 1ST CIRCUIT	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	

Total	Percent		
Appeals	
of Total	
	
Affirmed/	
Terminated 1	 Terminations	
Total	
Enforced 2	
57,357 	
13,317 	
4,867 	
2,728 	
11,440 	
12,046 	
692 	
8,240 	
4,027 	

52.8 	
72.9 	
28.1 	
57.6	
27.8 	
50.9 	
47.5 	
57.0 	
82.0 	

1,113 	
108 	
178 	
265 	
10 	
156 	
1 	
288 	
107 	

49.1 	
49.1 	
41.0 	
59.6 	
50.0 	
70.5 	
100.0 	
31.9 	
50.5 	

1,437 	
420 	
99 	
79 	
120 	
458 	
35 	
156 	
70 	

57.0
63.3
39.4
51.9
42.5
53.3
51.4
59.0
97.1

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
Dismissed	

30,290 	
9,702 	
1,367 	
1,571 	
3,186 	
6,133 	
329 	
4,700 	
3,302 	

23,998 	
7,552 	
1,016 	
1,216 	
2,290 	
4,871 	
259 	
3,664 	
3,130 	

546 	
53 	
73 	
158 	
5	
110 	
1	
92 	
54 	

417 	
42 	
39 	
125 	
5
	
99 	
1
	
61 	
45 	

35
2
15
2
1
9
6

	

77 	
8 	
15	
26 	
- 	
6 	
- 	
19 	
3 	

819
266
39
41
51
244
18
92
68

727
233
35
35
49
208
13
86
68

21	
7 	
1 	
1 	
- 	
8 	
2 	
2 	
- 	

68 	
25 	
3 	
5 	
2 	
26 	
3
	
4 	
- 	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

3,019 	
1,399 	
175 	
105 	
516 	
388 	
24 	
272 	
140 	

	
Reversed	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

2,438 	
567 	
133 	
205 	
315 	
779 	
36 	
371 	
32
	
	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
Remanded	
446 	
150 	
30 	
43 	
31 	
75 	
4 	
113 	
- 	
15
1
3
5
4
2
-

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

3 	
1 	
- 	
- 	
- 	
2 	
- 	
- 	
- 	

	
Other	

Percent	
	
Reversed 3	

389 	
34 	
13 	
2 	
34 	
20 	
6 	
280 	
- 	

8.9
5.8
9.7
13.0
9.9
12.7
10.9
7.9
-

2 	
- 	
1	
- 	
- 	
- 	
- 	
1 	
- 	

15.0
15.1
20.5
16.5
5.5
20.7
-

-

9.1
9.4
7.7
12.2
3.9
10.7
16.7
4.3
-

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

Table B-5. (September 30, 2011—Continued)
Terminations on the Merits
												
		
	
Circuit and Nature	
	
of Proceeding	

Total	Percent		
Appeals	
of Total	
	
Affirmed/	
Terminated 1	 Terminations	
Total	
Enforced 2	

90

	 2ND CIRCUIT	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	

5,101 	
854 	
223 	
218 	
760 	
1,547 	
94 	
1,191 	
214 	

51.6 	
61.2 	
26.0 	
48.2 	
28.7 	
45.8 	
30.9 	
68.2 	
84.6 	

2,634 	
523 	
58 	
105 	
218 	
708 	
29 	
812 	
181 	

1,926
387
22
54
79
468
23
720
173

	 3RD CIRCUIT	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	

4,326 	
755 	
444 	
164 	
835 	
1,128 	
55 	
630 	
315 	

57.4 	
81.5 	
43.2 	
68.3 	
28.7 	
53.6 	
58.2 	
69.4 	
79.7 	

2,484 	
615 	
192 	
112 	
240 	
605 	
32 	
437 	
251 	

2,124 	
551
	
171 	
97 	
188 	
510 	
21
	
348
	
238 	

90
14
12
4
15
20
4
14
7

	 4TH CIRCUIT	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	

5,069 	
1,878 	
703 	
201 	
822 	
835 	
44 	
237 	
349 	

62.7
81.6
30.3
60.2
33.2
67.8
65.9
66.2
81.7

3,177
1,533
213
121
273
566
29
157
285

2,744 	
1,298 	
167 	
111 	
242 	
494 	
29
	
124
	
279 	

192
112
21
1
18
23
11
6

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
Dismissed	

	
	

509
88
30
39
115
162
6
63
6

	
Reversed	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
Remanded	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
Other	

143 	
34 	
2 	
7 	
17 	
62 	
- 	
19 	
2 	

54
14
3
5
6
16
10
-

	

2
1
1
-

215 	
31 	
8 	
8 	
32 	
70 	
6
	
54 	
6 	

52 	
17 	
1 	
3 	
5 	
4 	
1 	
21 	
- 	

3
2
1
-

177 	
84 	
21 	
7 	
11 	
44 	
- 	
10 	
- 	

57
39
3
2
2
5
6
-

7
1
6
-

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

Percent	
	
Reversed 3	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

9.4
5.0
4.2
7.1
13.3
11.6
18.8
12.4
-

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

5.7
6.5
3.4
6.7
7.8
8.8
2.3
-

6.1
5.5
9.9
5.8
4.0
7.8
6.4
-

Table B-5. (September 30, 2011—Continued)
Terminations on the Merits
												
	
	
Total	Percent		
	
Circuit and Nature	
Appeals	
of Total	
	
Affirmed/	
	
	
	
	
Percent	
	
	
of Proceeding	
Terminated 1	 Terminations	
Total	
Enforced 2	
Dismissed	
Reversed	
Remanded	
Other	
Reversed 3	

91

	 5TH CIRCUIT	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	

7,695 	
2,681 	
618 	
267 	
1,760 	
1,266 	
81 	
497 	
525 	

50.4 	
72.2 	
18.3 	
46.1 	
20.1 	
55.4 	
53.1 	
44.9 	
73.9 	

3,881
1,937
113
123
353
701
43
223
388

	
	

	

2,732 	
1,198 	
75 	
92 	
215 	
545 	
32 	
195 	
380 	

817
643
25
14
101
24
2
6
2

	 6TH CIRCUIT	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	

5,163 	
1,383 	
422 	
189 	
1,247 	
1,075 	
46 	
376 	
425 	

53.7 	
70.6 	
33.2 	
57.7 	
33.3 	
48.3 	
39.1 	
63.8 	
84.0 	

2,775
977
140
109
415
519
18
240
357

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

2,373 	
833 	
119 	
92 	
356 	
425 	
16 	
213 	
319 	

	 7TH CIRCUIT	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	

3,064 	
677 	
371 	
144 	
596 	
912 	
52 	
147 	
165 	

45.6 	
64.8 	
25.6 	
61.8 	
19.0 	
45.0 	
44.2 	
56.5 	
87.3 	

1,396
439
95
89
113
410
23
83
144

	

1,027
283
72
66
82
312
19
54
139

	
	
	
	
	
	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	

	
	
	

	
	
	
	
	
	

47
26
2
1
1
7
1
9
-

144 	
56 	
8 	
2 	
15 	
21 	
- 	
7 	
35 	

225 	
75 	
12 	
14 	
41 	
70 	
2 	
8	
3 	

32
13
1
1
2
3
12
-

	

140 	
112 	
4 	
2 	
5 	
12 	
- 	
1	
4 	

180 	
36 	
16 	
20 	
23 	
71 	
1
	
12 	
1 	

24 	
6 	
2 	
1 	
2 	
4	
1	
8	
-	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

285
70
11
16
36
125
8
13
6

	
	
	

	
	
	
	
	
	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

- 	
- 	
- 	
- 	
- 	
- 	
- 	
- 	
	

8.0
3.6
9.7
13.0
10.2
17.8
18.6
5.8
-

1
1
-

	
	

9.2
7.7
8.6
12.8
9.9
13.5
11.1
3.3
-

25 	
2 	
1	
- 	
1 	
11 	
2	
8 	
- 	

14.3
8.2
16.8
22.5
20.4
17.3
4.3
14.5
-

	
	
	
	
	
	
	

Table B-5. (September 30, 2011—Continued)
Terminations on the Merits
												
		
	
Circuit and Nature	
	
of Proceeding	

Total	Percent		
Appeals	
of Total	
	
Affirmed/	
Terminated 1	 Terminations	
Total	
Enforced 2	

92

	
8TH CIRCUIT	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	

2,967 	
871 	
359 	
143 	
612 	
557 	
25 	
123 	
277 	

62.3 	
81.4 	
32.0 	
74.1 	
31.9 	
66.6 	
68.0 	
56.1 	
96.0 	

	 9TH CIRCUIT	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	

13,025 	
1,598 	
503 	
608 	
3,202 	
2,135 	
149 	
4,033 	
797 	

50.0
70.0
25.0
58.2
29.4
46.7
47.7
54.0
91.8

	 10TH CIRCUIT	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	

2,209 	
534 	
281 	
137 	
387 	
568 	
34 	
107 	
161 	

54.6
73.4
35.2
62.8
32.0
55.5
47.1
57.9
70.2

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
Dismissed	

1,848 	
709 	
115 	
106 	
195 	
371 	
17 	
69 	
266 	

1,586
608
97
90
175
307
14
39
256

6,517 	
1,119 	
126 	
354 	
940 	
997 	
71 	
2,178 	
732 	

4,980 	
891 	
87 	
257 	
693 	
756 	
55 	
1,556 	
685 	

454
105
17
15
93
57
6
121
40

912
275
72
57
87
259
12
43
107

167
84
19
8
27
16
9
4

1,207
392
99
86
124
315
16
62
113

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

139
64
4
3
10
21
2
25
10

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

	
Reversed	

	
Remanded	

100 	
31 	
5	
11 	
9
	
41 	
1 	
2 	
- 	

16
4
4
2
1
2
3
-

691 	
95 	
17 	
75 	
120 	
168 	
6 	
203 	
7 	

64
7
4
5
4
10
34
-

59 	
12 	
2 	
9 	
3 	
25 	
3 	
3 	
2
	

	
	
	

	
Other	

	

6.3
4.4
4.3
10.4
4.6
11.1
5.9
2.9
-

	
	
	

328 	
21 	
1 	
2 	
30 	
6 	
4 	
264 	
-	

11.8
8.5
13.5
21.2
12.8
16.9
8.5
9.3
-

64 	
20 	
4 	
12 	
6 	
15 	
1 	
6	
- 	

5 	
1 	
2	
- 	
1	
-	
- 	
1 	
- 	

5.2
3.1
2.0
10.5
2.4
7.9
18.8
4.8
-

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

7
2
5
-

Percent	
	
Reversed 3	

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

Table B-5. (September 30, 2011—Continued)
Terminations on the Merits
												
		
	
Circuit and Nature	
	
of Proceeding	

	 11TH CIRCUIT	
CRIMINAL	
U.S. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER U.S. CIVIL	
PRIV. PRISONER PETITIONS	
OTHER PRIVATE CIVIL	
BANKRUPTCY	
ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS	
ORIGINAL PROCEEDINGS	

Total	Percent		
Appeals	
of Total	
	
Affirmed/	
Terminated 1	 Terminations	
Total	
Enforced 2	
6,188 	
1,558	
666 	
313 	
1,089	
1,409 	
76 	
455 	
622 	

48.6
73.1
15.6
53.4
23.8
41.7
42.1
56.0
74.4

	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
	

3,006 	
1,139 	
104 	
167 	
259 	
587 	
32 	
255 	
463 	

2,450 	
953 	
60 	
140 	
119 	
488 	
24 	
225 	
441 	

	
Dismissed	

	
Reversed	

311 	
112	
19 	
14 	
117 	
23 	
2 	
4 	
20 	

218 	
66 	
21 	
7 	
21 	
71 	
6 	
24 	
2 	

	
Remanded	
18 	
2 	
3 	
6 	
2	
3 	
-	
2	
- 	

	
Other	
9 	
6 	
1 	
-	
- 	
2 	
- 	
- 	
- 	

Percent	
	
Reversed 3	
8.5
5.8
20.2
4.2
8.1
12.1
18.8
9.4
-

93

Note: This table does not include data for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
1	
Totals include reopened and remanded appeals as well as original appeals.
2	
Affirmed includes merit terminations affirmed in part and reversed in part.
3	
Percent not shown where the total number of cases terminated on the merits is less than 10. Percentages of cases reversed have not been computed for original proceedings because of their difference from appeals, nor 		
	 are they included in the percentage of total appeals reversed.

 

 

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