Appellate Jurisdiction

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Appellate jurisdiction

Meaning of Appellate jurisdiction

In practice. The jurisdiction which a superior court has to rehear causes which have been tried in inferior courts. See “Jurisdiction.”

Appellate Jurisdiction Legal Definition

The appellate court has the right to review and revise the lower court decision.

United States Constitutional Meaning of Appellate Jurisdiction

The legitimate authority of a higher court to hear and decide appeals from lower courts.

What does Appellate jurisdiction mean in American Law?

The definition of Appellate jurisdiction in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

The jurisdiction of an appellate court, i.e., to hear appeals rather than hold trials. There are rules, sometimes quite complex ones, governing which courts can hear appeals from which others, and sometimes limiting appellate jurisdiction by subject matter. In addition, some appellate jurisdiction is compulsory, i.e., the appellate court must have an appeal filed in proper form, while some is discretionary, e.g., under the U.S. Supreme Court’s certiorari power. A few courts, e.g., the U.S. Supreme

Court, have both appellate and trial jurisdiction (e.g., over trials between U.S. states). Almost all appellate courts have their own procedural rules, e.g., the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.


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Appellate Jurisdiction in the law of the United States

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See Also

Intermediate Appellate Court (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) Original Jurisdiction (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) United States Supreme Court (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) United States Court of Appeals (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia).

Appellate jurisdiction in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of appellate jurisdiction.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

Appellate Jurisdiction (Judicial Organization)

Appellate Jurisdiction

Meaning of Appellate Jurisdiction


See Also

  • Jurisdiction
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