The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process


This article discusses the significance of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f). The article's review of Rule 23(f) includes the importance of class certification decisions and appellate review of certifications, historical imitations on appellate review of certifications, rationale for allowing appeal of interlocutory certification, operation of rule 23(f), the first application of the rule, and prospects of Rule 23(f) achieving its goals.