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Appellate Jurisdiction #GetInvolvedChallenge

Tuesday’s True or False touched on an important misconception Americans have about appeals. Given it is such a common misconception, this week’s #GetInvolvedChallenge is to identify the portions of your state’s Constitution and court rules that explain the appellate jurisdiction of the courts in your state.

Right to Appeal? True or False Answer!

T/F Tuesday Answer: FALSE! In the US, if a judge doesn’t follow the law, that does not guarantee you the right to appeal to the next highest court. In fact, in most jurisdictions, you are only guaranteed one appeal (from District Court to Circuit Court, or Circuit Court to the Court of Appeals, etc.). If you want to appeal further, you generally have to ask the next highest court’s permission to even consider your case.

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