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The authority of appellate courts to review the decisions of lower courts varies widely from one jurisdiction to another. In some areas, the appellate court has limited powers of review. Generally, an appellate court’s judgment provides the final directive of the appeals courts as to the matter appealed, setting out with specificity the court’s determination that the action appealed from should be affirmed, reversed, remanded or modified.

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How To Appeal A Case To The United States Court Of Appeals For The Eighth Circuit?

The Eighth Circuit is a federal appellate court that covers federal courts in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Let’s say you just lost a civil lawsuit in one of the federal district courts in the Eighth Circuit. You may consider challenging that loss through an appeal. There, a panel of three judges will consider the trial [...]

Supreme Court Oral Argument Signals Chevron Deference Is Running On Fumes

On January 17, the United States Supreme Court heard more than three hours of oral argument on whether Chevron deference—the doctrine that requires courts to defer to an agency’s reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous statute—should be abandoned or modified. The argument suggests a substantial possibility that the doctrine may be modified, if not overturned entirely. Either result would put litigants in a [...]