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NCJ Number: 120491 Find in a Library
Title: Primer on the Jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals
Author(s): T E Baker
Corporate Author: Federal Judicial Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 104
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Judicial Ctr
Washington, DC 20002
Document: PDF
Type: Overview Text
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This primer focuses on the decisionmaking responsibility of the U.S. courts of appeals to review cases and, as a brief introductory reading on the subjects, is intended for continuing education and training of personnel of the Federal judicial system.
Abstract: The topics covered include an introduction, background, and overview of the courts; procedures related to the exercise of subject-matter jurisdiction; civil appeals from final judgments; civil interlocutory appeals; extraordinary writs; criminal appeals; and appeals from Federal administrative agencies. The scope of the primer does not include "second-look" procedures available in the district court; the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court; standards of review; Federal appellate procedures and advocacy; and matters of judicial administration. An annotated bibliography is included. Chapter references.
Main Term(s): Appellate courts
Index Term(s): Appeal procedures; Court management training
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