trial court

noun

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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When the Supreme Court affirmed that conviction and sentence, Justice Richard Baldwin found but a single error by investigators, prosecutors and the trial court, and deemed it harmless. oregonlive.com, "The most powerful argument for the death penalty: Steve Duin," 12 July 2019 The 5th Circuit sent the case back to the trial court for any potential further proceedings. Guillermo Contreras, ExpressNews.com, "Fed appeals judges reverse lower court ruling that tossed immigrant’s indictment," 8 Aug. 2019 Even rarer is for an appellate court to say a Dallas trial court should have moved the case elsewhere. Jennifer Emily, Dallas News, "Amber Guyger more likely to draw white, conservative jury if trial for killing Botham Jean is moved," 14 July 2019 The court made the rare move of taking up the case directly from a trial court in New York before an appeals court had weighed in. Jill Colvin, Twin Cities, "US to pursue citizenship question on census but path unclear," 5 July 2019 The court made the rare move of taking up the case directly from a trial court in New York before an appeals court had weighed in. Mark Sherman, chicagotribune.com, "Trump to pursue options to force citizenship question into 2020 census, including potential executive order," 5 July 2019 Wednesday morning, a trial court judge agreed with the magistrate judge’s ruling. Katie Mettler, Washington Post, "He was just freed after 21 years — for a murder someone else confessed to 17 years ago," 1 Aug. 2019 The decision overturned a ruling by a trial court judge who dismissed the lawsuit based on the 2005 federal law, named the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. Dave Collins, courant.com, "Gunmaker Remington asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal," 1 Aug. 2019 The trial court granted summary judgment to the police, but the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed. Jack Greiner, Cincinnati.com, "Arctic Man festival leads to First Amendment challenge," 11 June 2019

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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trial court

noun

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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