lower court

  1. any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court
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How To Use lower court In A Sentence

  • Writ of certiorari - An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal. (See certiorari in Foreign Words Glossary.
  • So you want to show what he's done in the past, suggests where that might go in the future, and then also remind viewers of how wrong individuals have sometimes been when they tried to typecast a judge as a lower court member.
  • The Court remanded the case to a lower court for further fact-finding consistent with its reasoning.
  • The higher court should re-examine the facts and application of the law in order to challenge or verify the decision of the lower court.
  • I asked the students to consider the courtyard space, and stimulated thought about guard houses, archways, entrance ways, lower courtyards, moats and drawbridges.
  • The Supreme Court ruled that plaintiffs at least be granted stays of deportation until lower courts had adjudicated their cases.
  • On appeal, the Supreme Court affirmed the Lower Court's ruling, but not without some controversy.
  • On May 31st Chief Justice Fuller of the United States Supreme Court, upon application of the State, granted a writ of supersedeas commanding that the order of the lower court "be stayed and suspended, and that the properties of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company be left in the hands of its officers until the further order of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. The Life and Speeches of Charles Brantley Aycock
  • COOPER: But I have read some of the dissenting opinions from this 2002 Supreme Court ruling, and they basically said, look, we're leaving this incredibly vague and we're not really telling courts -- lower courts, how to deal with this, because who can -- I mean, the line for determining what they call difficulty controlling your impulses, it's a very shady line. CNN Transcript Jun 27, 2003
  • These lower court statements do not, however, strike me as that persuasive, especially given the contrary statements by the Supreme Court.
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