In In re Berman , No. AZ-06-1133 (June 12, 2006), the Ninth Circuit BAP held that the direct appeal provisions of the BAPCPA and interim rules were not effective upon enactment and, therefore, do not apply to appeals arising from bankruptcy cases filed before October 17, 2005.

Update (July 29, 2006)See also In re McKinney, — F.3d —-, 2006 WL 2051319, (C.A.7 (Ill.), July 25, 2006), holding rhe same.