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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.
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.