from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the power to hear court appeals and to review court decisions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That can be (legally) appealed to, especially of a court that hears appeals of decisions by a lower court.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or taking cognizance of, appeals.
- n. A person or prosecuted for a crime. [Obs.] See appellee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To call by a name; call; name; entitle.
- Pertaining to appeals; having cognizance of appeals: as, an appellate court.
- n. A person appealed or prosecuted for a crime; an appellee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)
In In re Antrobus, the Tenth Circuit rejected carefully reasoned decisions from the Second and Ninth Circuits and held that crime victims could only obtain appellate relief if they show that the district court had made a “clear and indisputable” error.
Today, they cannot retain appellate counsel or pay the costs of appeal.
His entire practice of law appear to consist of two years or so in appellate litigation, so it would appear that he has zero “trial experience as a lawyer.”
Bozo The Neoclown says: timmeh defines “obstructionism” as telling the repukeliscums “no” while they try to sit activist judges in appellate courts
Of course, the word appears much more often in appellate opinions — I see 322 mentions in ALLCASES, 45 of them appearing in documents that also contain “Selya” and apparently only 4 from Fernandez.
Brief writing specifically is generally taught in appellate advocacy classes.
She called the appellate court decision "a major milestone for our campaign," and said she respects the rule of law and hopes Mr. Emanuel's supporters will consider joining her.
A study of their use in appellate briefs (PDF, 334 KB) reports that “as things become less clear, judges tend to use ‘clearly,’ and ‘obviously’ more often.”
- Parties do not allege in appellate courts, they argue.
Then a lawyer specializing in appellate work, the conservative Roberts helped represent the gay rights activists as part of his law firm's pro bono work.