districts that federal appeals courts serve
authority to hear and decide cases
only federal courts may hear and decide cases.
both federal and state courts have jurisdiction
the federal courts in with trials are held and lawsuits are begun
authority to hear cases for the first time
review decisions made by the lower courts. have authority to hear and appeal cases. this is referred to as appellate jurisdiction
sending a case back to the lower court to be tried again
detailed explanation of the legal thinking behind a courts ruling
gives guidance to other judges by offering a model upon which to base their own decisions on similar cases.
the court can review any federal or state or local law or action to see if it is constitutional
presents the views the majority of the justices on a case.
justice who agrees with majority decision but has different reasons
justices who oppose the majority decision.
all justices vote the same way.
written document explaining one sides position on a case
let the decision stand