The ever-expanding volume of appellate litigation in Virginia has engendered a crisis in appellate justice in this state which can be adequately addressed only by the creation of an intermediate appellate court. Not only is Virginia the most populous state without such an intermediate court, its highest court also has the largest caseload of any single state appellate court.
Martha B. Brissette,
The Virginia Judicial Council's Intermediate Appellate Court Proposal,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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