Federal Court Structure Checkpoint

Federal Court Structure Checkpoint - Supreme Court, it is...

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When dealing with the appeals process after one has been found guilty in the U.S. district court in Illinois, there are several options and steps that need to be taken in order to get an appeal. After being found guilty in district court, an appeal must be filed through the court of appeals to have the case re-tried. When you lose in the appeals court there are only two remaining options for an individual in this process. Those options are to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court or accept the guilty decision that is handed down to you by the courts. If someone decides to appeal to the
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Unformatted text preview: Supreme Court, it is highly unlikely that your case will be chosen to go before the Supreme Court because of the high number of petitions that are submitted for the appeals process. Of the thousands of case that get petition for hearings, about one out of every thirty six is selected by the court. In order to have your particular case heard, four Supreme Court justices have to agree to hear your case before it can be put before the U.S. Supreme Court. It does not matter what four justices agree on your case, as long as they agree your case can be heard. Derek J. Belton...
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