appeals court


: any one of 13 courts in the U.S. below the Supreme Court
the 9th/Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Examples of appeals court in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The proposal is similar to a Texas law that has been put on hold by a federal appeals court while it's being challenged. CBS News, 4 June 2024 An appeals court agreed with Borchew that important evidence related to Miller’s credibility might have been withheld, and on April 30 ordered the case sent back down to the local trial court. Brittany Wallman, Miami Herald, 4 June 2024 But in 1979, a state appeals court overturned their death sentences, citing the Supreme Court's ruling. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 21 May 2024 In March 2023, a split three-judge panel from a state appeals court largely reversed that ruling, finding the law did not impede the Legislature’s authority and upholding the legality of the law’s provision classifying drivers as contractors. Suhauna Hussain, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for appeals court 

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Legal Definition

appeals court

ap·​peals court
: a court that hears appeals
especially : an intermediate level appellate court
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