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Record on Appeal

Those papers, transcripts and exhibits from the trial court that are forwarded to the appellate court for review.


To send back; an appellate court may remand a case to the trial court for retrial or other action.


A person is said to rest or rest its case when it has presented all of the evidence it intends to offer.


The electoral process by which voters decide whether judges will continue to serve another term in their current judicial capacity.


Decision of an appellate court to change all or part of the decision of a lower court.

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