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Appeal

A request to a higher court to review a previously completed criminal or civil case. In general, only one of the parties involved in the original case may appeal it.
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When an appellate court does not give a reason for its decision, it weakens, rather than illuminates, stare decisis.
Perhaps the best way to understand the distinction is to consider the cases in which the appellate courts have found proper grounds and granted motions for rehearing.
Still, appellate court justices ruled last year that DCFS alone has the authority to place children in its jurisdiction where it thinks it is best for the child.
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.
The fugitive dismissal rule provides federal appellate courts with the authority to dismiss the appeal of a criminal defendant if the defendant becomes a fugitive while the appeal is pending.
This Court should issue a stay to ensure that the federal and state appellate courts are given the opportunity to correct the District Court's clear misapplication of precedent.
Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Pennsylvania's state appellate courts.
His focus on the critical role of the appellate courts provides an ideal complement to our ongoing news coverage and analysis of lower court decisions and our popular Supreme Court Monitor.
Neis noted that Schaerr and Coberly will supplement an already substantial group of appellate lawyers that includes, among others, Governor Thompson, who has argued 180 cases in appellate courts across the country, Chicago partners Stuart Altschuler and Raymond W.
We remain optimistic that the punitive damage award in Henley will ultimately be set aside and that the appellate courts will provide appropriate guidance to the trial courts to ensure all parties receive a fair trial in this and future cases," Ohlemeyer said.
The only "lights" class actions to be considered by appellate courts were decertified on the basis that determining liability in such cases requires an examination of each individual smoker's circumstances.
Since deciding State Farm, the Supreme Court has set aside punitive damage awards in at least eight other cases, ordering the appellate courts that issued those decisions to reconsider the appeals in light of State Farm.