trial court


Definition of trial court

: the court before which issues of fact and law are first determined as distinguished from an appellate court

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Recent Examples on the Web Instead, those behind the new federal suit are using a novel legal approach, taking aim at every state trial court judge and county court clerk in Texas, plus the attorney general and state medical boards., 13 July 2021 Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, seen as a leading candidate for the seat, was just elevated by Biden from a trial court in Washington to the federal court of appeals. Mark Sherman, Star Tribune, 29 June 2021 Heos, who represented the plaintiff during the earlier, trial court stage of the case, was not one of the lawyers participating in the oral argument. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2021 The litigation continued for over a decade, as a trial court judge agreed with the officers and Ford appealed. Marc Freeman,, 23 May 2021 Trump lost a bid to dismiss the case in late 2019, and in March an appeals court in New York rejected Trump's latest appeal -- meaning that the proceeding will now go before a trial court. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 19 May 2021 The District 2 court hears appeals from trial court decisions in 12 counties, from Kenosha to Manitowoc, including Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee, but excluding Milwaukee County, which is District 1. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Apr. 2021 A year later a federal appeals court agreed that the insurance mandate was unconstitutional but ordered the trial court to reconsider whether other parts of the sprawling law could remain in place. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, 17 June 2021 Although a trial court initially granted Reykdal’s petition to remove the sentence, the appellate court reversed that decision, thus allowing the pamphlet to remain unaltered. Jack Greiner, The Enquirer, 27 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of trial court

1889, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2021

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“Trial court.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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Legal Definition of trial court

: the court before which issues of fact and law are tried and first determined as distinguished from an appellate court

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