United States court of appeals

Definition of United States court of appeals

: a court in each of the 11 federal judicial districts of the U.S. that functions as a court of record, exercises appellate jurisdiction, is presided over by three or sometimes two judges, and may be overruled only by the Supreme Court of the U.S.

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“United States court of appeals.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/United%20States%20court%20of%20appeals. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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