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In the United States, the highest court is the [[United States Supreme Court]]. Each state also has a [[State supreme court|Supreme Court]] that serves as a final appellate court. With the exception of [[New York]] and [[Maryland]], they are all called Supreme Courts. In New York and Maryland, 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.
 
In the United States, the highest court is the [[United States Supreme Court]]. Each state also has a [[State supreme court|Supreme Court]] that serves as a final appellate court. With the exception of [[New York]] and [[Maryland]], they are all called Supreme Courts. In New York and Maryland, 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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In the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court is the [[House of Lords]], which will be replaced in that role by the new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in October 2009.<ref>[http://www.justice.gov.uk/whatwedo/supremecourt.htm "Supreme Court," from the UK Ministry of Justice]</ref>
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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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Revision as of 07:08, 1 October 2009

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 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 and Maryland, they are all called Supreme Courts. In New York and Maryland, 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.

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]

References

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