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How long does it take for an appeal to be decided by the Court?

An appellate court may issue its opinion, or decision, in as little as a month or as long as a year or more. The average time period is 6 months, but there is no time limit. Length of time does not indicate what kind of decision the court will reach. Opinions are available on the Internet at the Administrative Office of the Courts. The Court of Appeals issues opinions on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The Supreme Court issues opinions once each month, usually during the first or second week of the month.