(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
courts that listen to testimony, consider evidence, and decide the facts in a disputed situation
a person who files suit in a civil case.
the state or federal government's attorney in a criminal case
This type of court doesn't deal with whether somebody is guilty, but if a decision from a lower court is fair. Only lawyers appear before judges.
Error of law
a mistake made by a judge in legal procedures or rulings during a trial that may allow the case to be appealed
an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
an opinion disagreeing with the majority decision in a Supreme Court ruling
An opinion that agrees with the majority in a Supreme Court ruling but differs on the reasoning.
How many judges are part of the U.S. Supreme Court?
U.S. District Court, U.S. Circuit of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court
In Federal court cases what is the order of appeals?
County Court, Intermediate Court of Appeals, State Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court
In Local court cases what is the order of appeals?
Arrest, Initial Appearance, Indictment or information, Pretrial proceedings, Trial, Decision, Sentence
What is the order of things that happen during a criminal case?
Complaint filed by plaintiff, Answer by defendant, Pretrial Proceedings, Trial, Decision, Judgment, Enforcement of judgment
What is the order of things that happen during a civil case?