appellate procedure

prohibition

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: writ of prohibition

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Substantial evidence

Standard of review used at the appellate level to review a trial court's decision, where the court asks whether there exists substantial evidence to support the findings of the court below.

supersedeas

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary(soo-per-seed-es) Latin for "you shall desist," an order (writ) by an appeals court commanding a lower court not to enforce or proceed with a judgment or sentence pending the decision on the appeal or...

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (C.A.F.C.) has nation-wide jurisdiction over certain disputes that involve the Federal government including intellectual property, international trade, government contracts, and federal...

Unanimous

Complete agreement between multiple parties. Often describes appellate opinions with no judges dissenting.

See Unilateral, Bilateral, Multilateral, and Mutual.

with prejudice

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA final and binding decision by a judge about a legal matter that prevents further pursuit of the same matter in any court. When judges make such a decision, they dismiss the matter "with prejudice." The...

Writ of certiorari

See article entitled "Certiorari"

A type of writ, meant for rare use, by which an appellate court decides to review a case at its discretion. The word certiorari comes from Law Latin and means "to be more fully informed." A writ of certiorari...

Writ of error

A writ emanating from an appellate court, demanding that a lower court convey the record of a case to the appellate court so that the record may be reviewed for alleged errors of law committed during a juridical proceeding. See, e.g. Worcester v....

writ of prohibition

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn appellate court's written order to prohibit a lower court from acting because it does not have jurisdiction to do so.

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