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  Utah State Courts - Courts
The Supreme Court is the "court of last resort" in Utah.
The Juvenile Court is of equal status with the District Court.
Justice Courts are established by counties and municipalities and have the authority to deal with class B and C misdemeanors, violations of ordinances, small claims, and infractions committed within their territorial jurisdiction.
www.utcourts.gov /courts   (167 words)

Under British colonial rule, appeals from the supreme court of judicature in New York were made to the royal governor and his council, sitting as a court later referred to as the court for the correction of errors and appeals.
The 1846 State constitution abolished the court for the correction of errors and transferred its functions as a court of last resort to the newly established court of appeals.
When the unified court system was established in 1962 (Chapters 684 and 685), the chief judge of the court of appeals, along with the presiding justices of the four appellate divisions, comprised the Administrative Board of the Judicial Conference with responsibility for administering the unified court system.
www.law.cornell.edu /bulletin/court.htm   (701 words)

 Court of Appeals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Court of Appeals or (outside the U.S. and in some American states) Court of Appeal is the title of a court which has the power to consider or hear an appeal.
In the state of New York, for example, the Court of Appeals is the highest court in the state and the court of last resort within the State.
In France the Courts of Appeal are one level under the Cour de cassation, which is the court of last resort.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Court_of_Appeals   (693 words)

 U.S. Supreme Court Rules
When requested by the Clerk of this Court to certify and transmit the record, or any part of it, the clerk of the court having possession of the record shall number the documents to be certified and shall transmit therewith a numbered list specifically identifying each document transmitted.
The record may consist of certified copies, but if the lower court is of the view that original documents of any kind should be seen by this Court, that court may provide by order for the trans- port, safekeeping, and return of such originals.
Disposition of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari 1.
conlaw.usatoday.findlaw.com /supreme_court/rules/part3.html   (2745 words)

 Bureau of Justice Statistics Court Organization Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
State court judges are likely to face an election as a part of their selection process and to serve fixed terms, which for courts of last resort justices range between 6 and 14 years (15 years in the District of Columbia).
In most States the judicial branch's budget is initially prepared by the State's administrative office of the courts, generally followed by a central review of budget submissions by the State's court of last resort or administrative office of the courts.
Courts of last resort were established early in a State's history, while intermediate appellate courts are a more contemporary development.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/courts.htm   (490 words)

 Court is Your Last Resort - Division of Consumer Services, DOACS
Court fees are small, and you often get your filing fee back if you win your case.
It allows the court to talk with both parties of the suit and urge them to settle their case.
Identify the court case number on the agreement and have the clerk file it and update the computer record.
www.800helpfla.com /court_text.html   (2102 words)

 Supreme court   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The supreme court in some countries, provinces, and states, is the highest court in that jurisdiction and functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be appealed.
The Irish Supreme Court is the highest court in the Republic of Ireland.
In the state of New York, "Supreme Court" is actually the lowest court or trial court for serious cases in each county; each of its districts is subordinate to its Appellate Division, and the Four Departments of the Appellate Division, in turn are Under the power of the New York Court of Appeals.
supreme-court.iqnaut.net   (1947 words)

 Law: court decisions subject guide
the Court of last resort is the Colorado Supreme Court.
In some cases, after the determination of an appeal in the intermediate appeal court, a second appeal may be taken, this time to the court of last resort.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals hears cases which are appealed from the U.S. District Court, for Colorado as well as from the U.S. District Courts of Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.
library.auraria.edu /findit/subj_guides/government/lawcourt.html   (1942 words)

 Supreme court - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The High Court of Australia became, for all practical purposes, the court of last resort with the passing of the Australia Act in 1986.
As the High Court of Australia is the highest court in the country, the Chief Justice of The High Court is the Chief Justice of Australia.
The Superior Electoral Tribunal is the court of last resort of electoral law, and also oversees general elections.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Court_of_last_resort   (2857 words)

 News & Opinion: Court of Last Resort (Nashville Scene . 06-19-00)
Critics contend that drug courts (which aren't really courts at all but individualized probation programs) are merely fluffy by-products of America's therapeutic culture--a culture that they think overemphasizes trendy counseling sessions in place of strong, bricks-and-mortar punishment.
And this week, as a hallmark of its own growth and stature, the Davidson County Drug Court is moving its operations to a new $3 million building in Bordeaux with the goal of expanding the reach of the program.
For the last three years, they've lived on the remote and aging grounds of the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute, a run-down facility built in the 1940s that will soon be demolished to make room for Dell's new Nashville headquarters.
weeklywire.com /ww/06-19-00/nash_cover.html   (3211 words)

 Supreme Court Stands as Last Resort of Elian's Miami Relatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The full panel of justices of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Friday denied an appeal to reconsider an earlier decision of three of their judges upholding the decision of the Immigration and Naturalization Service to not grant Elian an asylum hearing.
Elian was rescued last Nov. 25 off the Florida coast after surviving a shipwreck that claimed the lives of his mother and 10 other Cubans.
But before they can do that, their attorneys must convince Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to issue an injunction banning the child from leaving the United States, should he consider that there is a reasonable chance the Supreme Court would hear the case.
www.newsmax.com /articles/?a=2000/6/26/84008   (742 words)

 SUPREME COURT RULES - Rule 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
(b) a state court of last resort has decided an important federal question in a way that conflicts with the decision of another state court of last resort or of a United States court of appeals;
(c) a state court or a United States court of appeals has decided an important question of federal law that has not been, but should be, settled by this Court, or has decided an important federal question in a way that conflicts with relevant decisions of this Court.
A petition for a writ of certiorari is rarely granted when the asserted error consists of erroneous factual findings or the misapplication of a properly stated rule of law.
www.law.cornell.edu /rules/supct/10.html   (163 words)

 Floridian: Judging fashion in the court of last resort
Last week, when a fidgety lawyer in the front row slipped off her suit jacket to reveal a hot pink sweater underneath, courtroom regulars knew that wouldn't last.
She said many journalists who come to the court often anticipate more exacting rules -- no such codes exist for the galleries in Congress or at the White House -- and she has seen reporters pull a tie from a briefcase to get into the court.
Shortly after she and Elizabeth Becker entered the courtroom, a police officer told Becker her dress was inappropriate and that she needed to put on a jacket or leave the room.
www.sptimes.com /News/121099/Floridian/Judging_fashion_in_th.shtml   (670 words)

 Washington Courts
The state's "court of last resort" is asked to review more than a thousand cases each year.
Rather, the Court hears only legal issues, and decides the case based on the factual record developed in the trial court.
The Court's opinions are published by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing and are available, for a fee, to the public or can be read in the State and/or County Law Libraries at no cost.
www.courts.wa.gov /appellate_trial_courts/supreme/calendar   (303 words)

 The Court of Last Resort
During the creation of The Court of Last Resort, the theme resembles the mission of the Justice: Denied Magazine, the exposure of wrongfully convicted persons of crimes for which they were not responsible, even though circumstantial evidence and a jury's conviction was contrary to the evidence.
The case was brought to the Court's attention by Reverend William A. Gilbert, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ventura, California, and part-time volunteer chaplain at the Washington State Prison in Walla Walla.
Members of the Court decided to screen the thousands of cases before a decision was made as to which case had the merit to investigate and prove the inmate's innocence.
www.justicedenied.org /courtoflastresort.htm   (1208 words)

 Bureau of Justice Statistics Appeals from General Civil Trials in 46 Large Counties, 2001--2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The report describes the types of civil bench and jury trials appealed, the characteristics of litigants filing an appeal, the frequency in which appellate courts affirm, reverse, or modify trial court outcomes, and the percentage of appeals that produced a published opinion.
Cases further appealed from an intermediate appellate court to a State court of last resort and the impact of that final level of appeal on litigation outcomes are also described.
Trial court verdicts or judgments that found for plaintiffs were reversed or modified on appeal at higher rates compared to trial court outcomes favoring defendants.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/abstract/agctlc05.htm   (228 words)

The Supreme Court is also responsible for the administration and supervision of the trial courts and Court of Appeals, as well as the operations of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the combined Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Clerk's Office and the State Law Library.
A case on appeal is presented to the Court upon the record of a lower court or administrative agency and upon the briefs and arguments of attorneys for the parties.
When the attorneys in the last case have used their allotted time, the Chief Justice asks the Clerk to adjourn the court, the Justices file out, and another session of the Idaho Supreme Court is at an end.
www.isc.idaho.gov /supreme.htm   (1233 words)

 Wil Schroder For Kentucky Supreme Court
The Kentucky Supreme Court is the highest court in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has seven judges called "Justices", who are elected from the seven Judicial districts and decide cases from all across the state.
The Kentucky Supreme Court is the court of last resort and the final interpreter of state law.
www.schroderforjustice.com /court.htm   (173 words)

 OCCA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest court in the State of Oklahoma with appellate jurisdiction in criminal cases.
It is the state court of last resort in criminal matters.
The Court derives its origin and jurisdiction from the state constitution, which was formulated by the constitutional convention and submitted to and adopted by the people of Oklahoma at the first election, held on September 17, 1907.
okcca.net   (156 words)

 Last Resort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The federal court of last resort is normally one of the Circuit Courts of Appeal, which for most trade cases is the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
The current term of the Supreme Court is unusual by having two important trade cases being decided by it.
It is unusual for trade cases to make it to the Supreme Court, so it is quite interesting that two important trade related cases were heard during the same term.
www.tradelaw.com /lastrsrt.htm   (188 words)

Even by his own standards, however, Kangaroo John tilted credulity to a dangerously precarious angle earlier this month when he acquitted DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts of charges that she had violated her fiduciary responsibility to union members when she seized control of the DC 37 Health and Security Plan two years ago.
Seferian presented an interesting rationale for reaching the opposite conclusion to what a Federal judge in Manhattan did last August: he claimed District Court Judge Denise Cote didn't have all the relevant facts when she found Ms.
Last year, he misquoted a portion of the AFSCME constitution - which in theory, anyway, is his Bible - in order to deny an election challenge brought against Ms.
www.thechief-leader.com /news/2006/0526/Editorial/027.html   (636 words)

 CTVA Legal Drama "The Court of Last Resort" (Walden/Paisano/NBC) (1957-58) Paul Birch, Lyle Bettger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Court of Last Resort employs a lie detector in the case of a
Lester Arnold is convicted of the robbery and slaying of a
Last Resort to investigate the case because the transcripts of the
aa.1asphost.com /CTVA/US/Legal/CourtOfLastResort.htm   (1303 words)

 The Court of Last Resort - (Marxist designs behind lib Dem blocks to Bush court nominees)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The court system, overpopulated as it seems to be by judges with left/liberal leanings, has been one of the Democrats' primary means of influence for the past three decades.
Wade decision to ostensibly legitimizing gay marriage by flouting legislative precedent in the recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case, a judiciary sympathetic to left/liberal political positions has tampered, not only with the U.S. Constitution, but with the fundamental rights of American citizens to have their wishes represented by the federal and state legislators they elect.
Such a court system would be at the service of a Marxist agenda; it would eschew entirely any attempt at impartial justice.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1351260/posts   (924 words)

 Appellate Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice
The same arguments addressed in favour of applying the doctrine of stare decisis in the exercise of the Court’s original jurisdiction may be advanced a fortiori in respect of the decisions of the Court in the exercise of its appellate jurisdiction.
The court is bound to refuse to follow a decision of its own which, though not expressly overruled, cannot in its opinion, stand with a decision of the House of Lords.
Given the charged political context in which the Caribbean Court of Justice is being created, an issue of seminal public concern thrusting itself to the forefront of the regional agenda is the approach to be adopted by the Court towards the doctrine of stare decisis in its appellate jurisdiction.
www.caricom.org /jsp/archives/appellatejurisdiction-pollard.htm   (6401 words)

 ICT [2006/07/20]  The court of last resort
The Supreme Court certainly would insist the United States is ''a government of law and not of men,'' except when it comes to Indian affairs.
Furthermore, the court frequently invokes the ''plenary power'' of Congress to override tribal sovereignty, a principle not to be found anywhere in the Constitution or international law.
It underlines that the last resort for indigenous peoples is the appeal to the law of nature.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1096413367   (1173 words)

 village voice > news > Nat Hentoff by Nat Hentoff
And unless Hamdi's court of last resort, the Supreme Court, restores his basic constitutional rights as an American citizen, he will stay behind bars.
The Fourth Circuit accepted, without rebuttal from the prisoner, who has not been allowed to appear in court, a two-page, nine-paragraph affidavit from the government justifying its claim that Hamdi was captured "in a zone of active combat" as an enemy combatant.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals wholly ignored Judge Doumar's entirely legitimate constitutional scrutiny of the government's two pieces of paper purportedly proving the necessity of depriving this American citizen of his right to challenge the government's case against him.
www.villagevoice.com /issues/0305/hentoff.php   (980 words)

 Lawlink NSW: Law Enforcement: Court – The Last Resort
But it is only in the last ten to fifteen years that we have seen some radical changes to the writing on our walls.
The NSW Children's Courts dealt with 121 cases of vandalism by girls and 796 cases of vandalism by boys between July 1995 and June 19967.
The Children’s Courts hear charges against people who were under 18 at the time the alleged offence occurred.
www.graffiti.nsw.gov.au /cpd/graffiti.nsf/pages/bargkabc   (1870 words)

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