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Unformatted text preview: including felonies, in some states these courts hear appeals. Jury trials and judges impose prison sentences are type of cases handled. Intermediate level appellate courts handle claims by defendants of errors that were made by the police or the trial court that contributed to their conviction. Besides handling appeals of decisions made by state and local administrative agencies they also interpret state laws and local ordinances. Court of last resort also called the state Supreme Court that handles further appeals. Unlike the appellate courts it has discretion as to which cases to hear. It may dismiss appeals without giving any reason....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ADM J 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Penn State.
- Fall '06