Michigan lawyers complain from time to time (okay, maybe constantly) about the way some trial judges respond to case management guidelines by unduly pressuring lawyers. And remember, guidelines are guidelines, not rules. Well, Michigan, what do you think about the Georgia state constitution's "two-term rule"? If direct appeals aren’t decided in two terms of court in the Georgia Court of Appeals or Supreme Court of Georgia, they’re affirmed by operation of law. Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog says "in the whole history of Georgia, a case has never been affirmed this way (cases have been remanded and docketed creatively as a work-around, but such a situation is truly rare)."