After a case is decided, the parties (one or sometimes both) may want the court decision reviewed. That’s where an appeals court comes in. It’s the job of an appeals court to review the lower court’s decision to look for errors or abnormalities that may have led to the perceived wrong decision.
Appellate law often includes multiple layers, as an appeal may proceed through state and ultimately federal court levels. The fundamental reason for an appeals process is to ensure uniform justice across the nation, mitigating the potential influence of individual or regional factors.
Given the complexity of appellate law, we put together this FAQ to help you sort through it all.
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