The 94 U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which is overseen by a United States Court of Appeals. Each court of appeals hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit, as well as appeals from certain decisions of federal administrative agencies. Since very few cases are accepted by the Supreme Court, the courts of appeals are the final word on the vast majority of cases and legal issues throughout the country.
15 judges, elected statewide, make up this intermediate appellate court. Judges sit in rotating panels of three, and they hear appeals from the trial courts in all civil cases and all criminal cases except death penalty cases, and also hear appeals from certain state administrative agencies. Voters elect the judges in statewide, partisan elections for eight-year terms. Court Reporters - court personnel who record trial proceedings word-for-word. Reporters who use a stenotype machine must be able to write at least 225 spoken words per minute. Those who use a stenomask must be able to record 250 words a minute. If the case is appealed, the verbatim record must be transcribed promptly for the appellate court.
This court is established to review appeals from the trial court. It can affirm or overturn, in whole or in part, a trial court's decision. A party has a legal right to appeal any final decision of a superior court to the Court of Appeals.
The intermediate-level appellate court in Indiana. The Court of Appeals hears appeals of cases that have taken place in the trial court or administrative agencies. Criminal Case: A case brought by the government against a person accused of violating Indianaâ€™s criminal laws.
Court of Appeals or (outside the U.S. and in some American states) Court of Appeal is the title of a court which has the power to consider or hear an appeal. A court of appeal is also a superior court.