Any court that seats more than one judge or justice makes decisions based on a simple majority. Many intermediate appellate courts use panels of three judges; only two of the three judges must agree to form a majority. The US Supreme Court and all state supreme courts (or their equivalents) make decisions by a simple majority vote. Read More
the court goes under what the law states to rules a court case and determine the outcome. come together to make a decision. Read More
The appellate court reviews the record of the trial and reviews the parties' briefs along with other law, and determines whether the appellant is correct in asserting that the trial court made a legal error. Read More
When parties appeal, they submit appellate briefs to the appellate court. The briefs point out the issues and make an argument for how the court should decide them. The court reviews the arguments, the law, and the facts to decide on each issue. Read More
A panel of citizens who make decisions in a court of law is called a jury. Read More
No. all three branches of the government all have equal power and make decisions by taking votes. Read More
None. The current US Supreme Court seats nine justices and requires a quorum of six to hear a case. The Court cannot review or decide cases in which fewer than six justices participate. The first Supreme Court, established in 1789, had only six justices, but required at least four to hold court. The US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts, the intermediate federal appellate courts that are one step below the Supreme Court, routinely use three-judge… Read More
The court with jurisdiction has the authority to make decisions regarding custody. The court with jurisdiction has the authority to make decisions regarding custody. The court with jurisdiction has the authority to make decisions regarding custody. The court with jurisdiction has the authority to make decisions regarding custody. Read More
Original jurisdiction - the court can hear the trial Appellate jurisdiction - the court can review the trial held by the original jurisdiction court. Original jurisdiction involves the initial hearing and decision of a case. Appellate jurisdiction involves rehearing a case to make a determination on the original decision. Read More
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When judges use previous court decisions as a basis to decide the outcomes of current court cases they are applying?
They are applying "case law" to make their decisions. Read More
Generally Appellate Judges are not looking for anything when they review a case. An appeal lawyer has presented his reasons why the appellate court should grant relief for his client. He lists the reasons on his brief. It refers to specific lines on transcript and to relevant case law. The judges read his brief. The opponent's attorney (prosecutor if criminal or plaintiff if civil) may enter his brief and explains why the other lawyer is… Read More
1. Uphold the original decision 2. Reverse the decision 3. Send the case back to the lower court Read More
The power of the appellate court or appellate agency to make a new decision in a matter under appeal, entirely ignoring the findings and conclusions of the lower court or agency field. Another definition: meaning: A second time; afresh. A hearing that is ordered by an appellate-court- that has reviewed the record of a hearing in a lower court and sent the matter back to the original court for a new trial, as if it… Read More
A panel of ordinary citizens who make decisions is known as a "Jury" Read More
Since it is the Supreme Court that decides what is constitutional and what is not, the decisions of the Supreme Court cannot be unconstitutional, however, it is always possible for the Supreme Court to make new decisions which reverse older decisions. So in theory, if the Supreme Court does something wrong, they will be reversed by a later sitting of the same court (but with new judges). Read More
The Supreme Court has made many decisions. Provide a case or subject and an answer can be given. Read More
The president of the United States does not have the power to make Supreme Court decisions, nor does Congress. For more information about Congress' and the President's interaction with the Supreme Court, see Related Questions, below. Read More
The judge has the ultimate authority in a courtroom. Read More
Make decisions for his kingdom, be the Egyptians high priest, handle court decisions, and be the Egyptians military leader. Read More
If the court approves the guardianship then the guardian will have the legal authority to make all decisions regarding the child. The parents will not have that authority. If the court approves the guardianship then the guardian will have the legal authority to make all decisions regarding the child. The parents will not have that authority. If the court approves the guardianship then the guardian will have the legal authority to make all decisions regarding… Read More
If you mean the federal Court of Appeals, you file a petition for Writ of Certiorari with the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States of America pursuant to the rules of the Supreme Court. A court of appeals decision to "reverse and remand" is no different than any other ruling that an appellate court may make; therefore it may be appealed immediately. In fact, virtually every case that is reversed is remanded… Read More
There are three major differences between trial-level courts and appellate-level courts: witnesses and exhibits, judges, and juries. Trial courts are the courts where cases start. In the trial court, both sides present evidence to show their version of what happened. Most of the evidence presented in the trial court comes from witnesses (people who answer questions relating to the case) and exhibits (items and documents connected to the case, such as pictures, clothes, weapons, papers… Read More
Federal and state supreme courts (or their equivalent) are the highest appellate courts in their jurisdiction and have authority to make the final decision on a case under review. Supreme courts usually have what's informally known as "intermediate appellate courts" immediately below them. In the federal judiciary, the US Supreme Court is higher than the thirteen US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts (intermediate appellate courts). Some of the differences are: The Supreme Courts set binding… Read More
Explain how a criminal case can go from district court to an appeals court and then the supreme court?
Criminal cases heard at the Federal District Court level may be "appealed" to one of the Federal Appellate Courts based on an error that the District Court made. The Federal Appellate courts must hear cases appealed from the District Courts (in other words, you are guaranteed at least one appeal), however the Supreme Court is not required to hear cases appealed from the Appellate Court. After an unfavorable ruling at the Appellate Court level, the… Read More
Patient that is under arrest and is unable to make medical decisions who makes the decisions to decide the medical care?
This person needs to have a Healthcare Proxy. This is someone who will make ONLY their medical decisions, and is court appointed. Usually the court will appoint a family member. A person who is under arrest still has the autonomy to make their own medical decisions, Only a person who is incompetent (determined by the court), or who does not have capacity (determined by a physician) can NOT make their own medical decisions. If you… Read More
The role of the Supreme Court of Canada is to make judicial decisions of national importance. They are to hear the final appeals of cases and make decisions that change the laws of the entire country. They are in place to balance the power of the legislative and executive branches of government. Read More
UPHOLD the lower court's decision. REVERSE the lower court's decision. REMAND the lower court's decision back to it. Read More
Most decisions were made by simply talking about them. For court decisions, people could go to their elders. If that was not enough, they would take their quarrels to the court of the land ruled by the egwugwu. Finally, decisions that needed the approval of the gods were taken to her oracle. Read More
A jury. Read More
it is like a court because they make all the decisions for the cell Read More
I am not sure what the term "informal change" means. The president can not make any changes in the Constitution. His actions may prompt supreme court decisions which change the interpretation of the Constitution. His supreme court appointments may lead to decisions which are in line with changes the Presidents wants to see made. He can disobey court decisions to a limited extent , especially if he has great popular support for what he does. Read More
What takes place in federal district courts that does not happen in federal appellate courts including the US Supreme Court?
Trials US District Courts are the trial courts of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government. Appellate courts, like the US Court of Appeals Circuit Court and the US Supreme Court, only consider the question or questions raised on appeal and do not retry the case or make determinations of guilt. Read More
Appellate and supreme courts do not generally make "findings of fact." That means they don't think about issues of witness credibility, specific damage amounts, what the conditions of a road were at a particular time, etc. Those jobs are reserved for the trial court. An appellate/supreme court will remand for findings when it wants to send the case back to a trial court for the trial court to get more information before reaching its verdict. Read More
That is their job as executor. Any distribution has to be approved by the court. Read More
Can the youngest of three sisters who are next of kin contest the decisions after all arrangements have been made?
A next of kin sibling could object to the court appointment of the estate administrator if there is an estate. If there has been no representative for the estate appointed by the court she could petition to be the one appointed. Only the court appointed estate representative has any legal power to make decisions regarding the decedent. If there is no estate and no Will and no court appointed estate representative then the majority would… Read More
Yes, unless the court deems that they are not mentally able to make such decisions. Read More
What is it called when judges make decisions that closely follow earlier court cases and the words of the Constitution?
Judicial restraint Read More
Not specifically. Article III, Section 2, of the Constitution includes this passage: "In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make." This clearly indicates that Congress can change the Supreme Court's and other federal courts' appellate jurisdiction, either by stripping (removing) jurisdiction over certain types of issues, or by assigning jurisdiction over… Read More
Yes, the US Supreme Court does make unanimous decisions in some cases; however, a decision only requires a simple majority vote of the justices hearing the case. If all nine justices vote, only five need to agree to form a majority. Read More
William Howard Taft (1921-1930) was the only former US President (1909-1913) to serve on the Supreme Court, so he's the only one who had an opportunity to make major decisions. The President has no role in the operation of the Supreme Court beyond appointing justices to vacancies. He (or she) doesn't participate in the Court's decisions. Read More
They can strike down any law they see as unconstitutional if it is challenged in court. Read More
You will have to go to court and have her declared incompetent. They will then grant the power of attorney. Read More
We have a sign separation agreement. Is this term normal in a complaint for divorce- That she be granted such other and further relief as to this Court appears warranted under the circumstances?
Yes. The court will examine the separation agreement to make certain it is fair and it will also examine the circumstances of the parties. Remember that the divorce court is a court that renders decisions under law and equity. If the court finds the separation agreement to be unfair it can issue other orders. Yes. The court will examine the separation agreement to make certain it is fair and it will also examine the circumstances… Read More
When the US Supreme Court reviews a case under its appellate jurisdiction, the total time allocated for oral arguments (what would correspond to a trial in a District Court) is one hour, or 30 minutes for each side. For the most part, the Justices review the case records and lower Court opinions. Appellate Justices are not finders of fact; they don't make decisions based on material evidence, but on how appropriately the lower court judges… Read More
Yes, the Supreme Court promotes democracy by protecting the Constitution. Nine justices make decisions based on Constitutional rights with democracy in mind. Read More
He is bound by the order of the court. He cannot arbitrarily make custody decisions. Read More