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 »

An appellate procedure consists of the rules and practices that appellate courts use to examine trial court judgments, explains the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University. The appellate procedure looks at how ... More »

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According to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts website, a state court does not necessarily have jurisdiction over all occupants of the state. The two types of courts in the United States are federal courts and... More »

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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 »

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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 »

The ability to change court dates depends on the rules of the jurisdiction that the court is held in. Many times, a court date can be changed if one of the lawyers is unavailable or if there is some type of pending emerg... More »

Steps to vacate a default judgment include preparing and filing a motion to vacate, and filing the motion with the court of jurisdiction, explains Credit Info Center. The defendant must become familiar with the legal ter... More »

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