The Caseload of the Supreme Court, and What, if Anything, to Do about It

American Enterprise Institute Press, 1973.

“In this study, [Bickel] centers on the recommendations of the Study Group for a National Court of Appeals to screen cases headed for the Supreme Court and to resolve certain conflicts among federal courts if appeals. He outlines the major criticisms of the National Court proposal, issues a point by point rebuttal, and determines that the proposal is the best yet for alleviating the mounting burden on the Supreme Court.

Bickel concludes that the Supreme Court’s expanding workload is endangering such vital processes as collegial consultation, personal deliberation and individual judging.”