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Appeals are decided by three-judge panels.
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Can the US Supreme Court only hear appeals from the federal Circuit courts?

No, but that is where the majority of the Supreme Court's appellate cases originate.    They can also hear certain cases directly on appeal from federal District Court.

How many judges hear a Federal District Court case?

Only one. The US District Courts are the trial courts for cases of general jurisdiction in the federal court system. Cases are either tried by jury (jury trial) or by a single

Who hears cases appealed from the US District Courts?

If you appeal the decision of the US District Court, your case goes to the US Court of Appeals Circuit Court in that District Court's circuit (region, area). For example, a

What types of cases does the appeals court hear?

Courts of appeal hear cases that have already been heard in trial courts. They do not decide matters of fact (e.g. whether or not someone is guilty or innocent) but matters of

What kind of cases do US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts hear?

US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts hear appeals of civil or criminal cases tried in the US District Courts. They do not retry cases or make decisions about the defendant's gui

How many US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts are there?

Thirteen. The US Courts of Appeals Circuit Courts are the thirteen intermediate appellate courts immediately below the US Supreme Court. Twelve of the Circuit Courts hear cas

What type of cases do appeals courts hear?

Both civil and criminal cases that were originally heard in lower courts and which, for one reason or another, the defendant believes the court erred and wishes the original t

How many judges are in the US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts?

Individual appeals are heard by three-judge panels. According to 2009 statistics (the most recent available as of January 2011), there were 181 active seats allocated to the

Who hears the cases in the federal courts of appeal?

The federal courts of appeal are formally called the US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts. Most cases are reviewed by a panel of three judges, although important cases may occ

Do the states hear appeals of the court cases?

Yes. The State judicial system is similar to the federal judicial system, in that it provides trial courts, intermediate appellate courts, and a state supreme court (or equiva

What three decisions can appeals court judges issue after they hear a case?

An appellate court can either affirm, reverse, or remand a case. If they affirm the case, that means that they agree with the lower courts decision. If the case is reversed, i