COURTS OF APPEALS

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From Latin, meaning “from the new.” When a court hears a case de novo, it is deciding the issues without reference to any legal conclusion or assumption made by the previous court to hear the case. An appellate court hearing a case de novo may refer to...

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The United States ordered removal of Noel Reyes Mata, a native and citizen of Mexico, from the county in 2010. See Mata v. Holder, 558 F. App'x 366, 367 (5th Cir. 2014). Mata filed a timely petition for appeal of his order of removal with the Board of...

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Definition

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

Overview

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