appellate jurisdiction

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Appellate jurisdiction refers to the power of a court to hear appeals from lower courts.

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Appellate jurisdiction includes the power to reverse or modify the the lower court's decision. Appellate jurisdiction exists for both...

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Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution, outside litigation proceedings, in which parties submit a dispute to an impartial decision-maker for a binding decision. See American Arbitration Association, Arbitration &...

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When a party loses in a court of law, it is often allowed to appeal the decision to a higher court. In some instances, parties are entitled to an appeal, as a matter of right. However, sometimes a party is not able to appeal as a matter of...

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Petitioner Nicole Dalmazzi was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. See United States v. Dalmazzi, ACM No. 38808, 2016 WL 3193181, at *1 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. May 12, 2016). In January 2014, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations...

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Ethlyn Hall and her son, Samuel, had a falling out due to a disagreement over his free legal work for her. Hall v. Hall, 679 F. App’x 142, 143 (3d Cir. 2017). As a result, Ethlyn stopped speaking to her son. Id. Her health began to deteriorate, and she...

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Petitioner Charmaine Hamer (“Hamer”) worked as an Intake Specialist for the Respondents, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago and Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Help Center (“Housing Services”), for several years. Brief for Respondents, Neighborhood Housing...

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Petitioner Michelle Ortiz (“Ortiz”) is a former prisoner of the Ohio Reformatory for Women. See Ortiz v. Jordan, 316 Fed. Appx. 449, 450 (6th Cir. 2009). While in prison for stabbing her abusive husband, Ortiz was sexually assaulted by prison guard...

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Latin for "by the court." An opinion from an appellate court that does not identify any specific judge who may have written the opinion.

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A per curiam decision is a court opinion issued in the name of the Court rather than...