Appellate Court


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Appellate Court

A court that reviews a previously completed, criminal or civil case upon request from one of the involved parties. For example, if Joe sues Bob for $1 million and Joe wins, Bob may appeal to a higher court to reverse the ruling. The higher court in this case would be the appellate court.
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The appellate court found that comments made by the officers during the course of asking for consent to search the house constituted unlawful threats.
Ortega-Rodriguez's flight, therefore, placed an increased burden on the appellate court to hear his appeal separately.
Given that support, is it too much to ask that appellate courts give reasons for all of their decisions and not hide behind the simple denial of a petition for writ of certiorari or per curiam affirmed in an appeal?
A person who kills in the heat of passion lacks malice, an essential element of second-degree murder, the appellate court found.
With all due respect to the Indiana appellate court, it doesn't have a reputation as being a bellwether court in the nation," said Harrison, principal of the Harrison Law Office in Washington, D.
On further appeal, the Illinois Supreme Court disagreed with the Appellate Court of Illinois and ruled that the officers could consider the common criminal activity in the area where Wardlow was first observed.
We are pleased that the appellate court recognized that school officials may not promote prayer and other religious activities or enlist students to do so.
The appellate court held that "In this fact pattern, a proper cure of the breach required tenant's permanent removal of the dogs, not merely tenant's control of his dogs during the post-judgement 10-day cure period.
4/10/98, the appellate court stated that it agreed with the conclusions reached in Miller.
An Illinois appellate court ruled that an accounting firm is not liable for the actions of a party who represents, without the knowledge of the firm, that he is acting on behalf of the firm.
Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has postponed the election of a Chair of the Sofia Appellate Court (VAS) for June 26.
Meanwhile, the state appellate court approved his request for an expedited hearing, and a date is expected to be set Tuesday.