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Unformatted text preview: rights and duties). If so, the appellate court will reverse or modify the judgment and, if necessary, remand or send the COURTS OF APPEAL COURTS When voting: Majority controls Opinion Concurring opinions Dissenting opinions Rehearing Federal Courts Federal Supreme Court The nation’s highest tribunal — consisting of a ’s Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices — principally reviews cases of the Federal Courts of Appeals, and in some instances, decisions involving Federal law made by the highest State courts. Reviews cases between States Appellate cases reach the Supreme Court by: 1. Appellate appeal by right where review by the court is mandatory (very appeal few cases), or 2. the discretionary writ of certiorari. I f four writ If Justices vote to hear the case, a writ is granted. J ustices Chapter 3 Chapter Federal Courts Trial Courts Located in geographical areas—Circuits Try Cases New Trial Chapter 3 Chapter Remedies in Courts of Appeal Affirm Reverse Modify Remand SUPREME COURT SUPREME The nation’s highest tribunal — consisting of a Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices — principally reviews cases of the Federal Courts of Appeals, and in some instances, decisions involving Federal law made by the highest State courts, and disputes between States. Appellate cases reach the Supreme Court by: 1. appeal b...
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