Population Size and Appellate Caseload are Often Related
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Incoming caseloads ranged from approximately 270 (Wyoming) to a little more than 34,000 (California) during the 2010 reporting period. In most instances, states with higher populations had larger total caseloads, but an examination of population rankings of the states shows this is not always the case. For example, Louisiana ranks 25th in population, but its appellate courts have the 8th highest incoming caseload.