Law Dictionary

Article III court

noun

Legal Definition of Article III court

  1. :  a court created in accordance with Article III of the U.S. Constitution whose judges have positions for life and cannot have their salaries reduced — compare legislative court

Additional Notes on article iii court

The purpose of the salary and position guarantees enjoyed by the judges of Article III courts is to ensure that their decisions are not influenced by fear of losing their positions or salaries.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Article III court? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!