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rights of a s pec ific pers on
Written arguments to the c ourt c onc erning the points the parties
want the c ourt to c ons ider
Federal Ques tion
Is s ues or c as es aris ing at leas t in part under the U.S.
Cons titution, a treaty , or federal law
-A bas is for inv ok ing the juris dic tion of federal c ourts
Dis s enting Opinion
Opinion written by an appellate c ourt jus tic e that dis agrees with
the outc ome of c as e being dec ided
Court that rev iews rulings of a trial c ourt when the los ing party in
a trial c as e is dis s atis fied with the v erdic t
The party in a c as e agains t whom an appeal is filed
-Argues no errors were made at trial or were minor errors that
wouldn't effec t the outc ome
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Party in a c as e who petitions a c ourt of appeals to rev iew the
dec is ion of a lower c ourt
-Points out errors in applic ation of law made by trial judge and
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