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'''Supreme Courts''' are generally the highest appellate court in a judicial system, with no appeal being possible from their decisions. They are known by many names, including High Courts, Superior Courts, and Courts of Appeal.  
 
'''Supreme Courts''' are generally the highest appellate court in a judicial system, with no appeal being possible from their decisions. They are known by many names, including High Courts, Superior Courts, and Courts of Appeal.  
  
In the United States, the highest court is the [[United States Supreme Court]]. Each state also has a Supreme Court that serves as a final appellate court. With the exception of [[New York]], they are all called Supreme Courts. In New York, the supreme court is called the [[Court of Appeals]], due to the judicial system. The Supreme Court of New York is actually a trial court.
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==United States==
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In the United States, the highest court in the [[federal court]] system, as well as the highest court in all matters within its [[subject-matter jurisdiction]], is the [[United States Supreme Court]]. Each state also has a [[State supreme court|Supreme Court]] that serves as a final appellate court, although there are some variations in both name and court organization from state to state. In New York, for example, the "Supreme Court" is the trial court, and highest appellate court is the "Court of Appeals."
  
In the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court is the [[House of Lords]].
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==United Kingdom==
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In the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court was formerly the [[House of Lords]], which was replaced in that role by the new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on October 1, 2009.<ref>[http://www.justice.gov.uk/whatwedo/supremecourt.htm "Supreme Court," from the UK Ministry of Justice]</ref>
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==See also==
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* [[United States Supreme Court]]
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* [[:Category:Supreme Court]]
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* [[:Category:United States Supreme Court Justices]]
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* [[:Category:United States Supreme Court]]
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==References==
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[[Category:Supreme Court]]

Revision as of 14:56, 13 July 2016

Supreme Court of the United States building.

Supreme Courts are generally the highest appellate court in a judicial system, with no appeal being possible from their decisions. They are known by many names, including High Courts, Superior Courts, and Courts of Appeal.

United States

For more detailed treatments, see Supreme Court of the United States and State supreme court.
In the United States, the highest court in the federal court system, as well as the highest court in all matters within its subject-matter jurisdiction, is the United States Supreme Court. Each state also has a Supreme Court that serves as a final appellate court, although there are some variations in both name and court organization from state to state. In New York, for example, the "Supreme Court" is the trial court, and highest appellate court is the "Court of Appeals."

United Kingdom

For a more detailed treatment, see Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
In the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court was formerly the House of Lords, which was replaced in that role by the new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on October 1, 2009.[1]

See also

References

  1. "Supreme Court," from the UK Ministry of Justice