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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The American court system was established in accordance with Article III of the U.S. Constitution, which created the judicial branch of the United States government. The U.S. Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1789, es... 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 »

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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 »

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 »