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  • n. appellate court

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a court whose jurisdiction is to review decisions of lower courts or agencies


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  • The president had refused to nominate Archibald Cox to the federal appeals court in Boston.

    No Excuses

  • To Philadelphia lawyer Grace Rossi, who’s starting over after a divorce, a part-time job with a federal appeals court sounds perfect.

    Courting Trouble

  • The appeals court found that the referendum "unconstitutionally alters Michigan's political structure by impermissibly burdening racial minorities."

    Court: Michigan voters can't ban affirmative action


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