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Appellate Court

An Appellate Court reviews issues decided in a lower court. A Supreme Court is an Appellate Court, as it hears issues from a lower Appellate Court. Decisions in an Appellate Court are made by a panel of judges and there is no jury. The Appellate Court determines whether the lower court made a mistake applying or interpreting the law. It also makes determinations of whether the lower court judgment was appropriate based on the evidence. See also, Appeal, Appellant, Appellee.

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