appellate jurisdiction – the power of a court to review and revise a lower court’s decision

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appellate jurisdiction:

1. The power of a court to review and revise a lower court’s decision.  *  For example, U.S. Const. art III, § 2 vests appellate jurisdiction in the Supreme Court, while 28 USCA §§ 1291-1295 grant appellate jurisdiction to lower federal courts of appeals. [1]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4


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