Appellate jurisdiction refers to a higher court's power to review, revise, overturn or affirm decisions made by lower courts, according to USLegal. Most of the time, appellate courts simply review cases to ensure no erro... More »

The nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court, as of January 2015, are John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Sonia So... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

According to The Supreme Court Historical Society, the majority of Supreme Court cases, which is approximately two-thirds, come from previously decided cases in federal appellate or district courts. Justices review prior... More »

The Legal Information Institute at Cornell University defines original jurisdiction as the power of a court to hear the case that has been bought before it. When a court has original jurisdiction, it has the authority to... More » Government & Politics Law

In criminal law, a detainer warrant is used to ensure transfer for a current inmate of one jurisdiction who has pending charges in another jurisdiction, according to USLegal. In real estate law, a detainer warrant is a c... More »

An expungement form is usually filed at the court of jurisdiction where the applicant was arrested and charged with the crime in question, according to the Oregon State Police. Some states permit the application even in ... More » Government & Politics Law

The number of people on a jury depends on the jurisdiction of the court. The federal court system and the individual state courts determine how many jury members sit for criminal and civil cases. More »