appeal - An appeal to an
appellate court of a temporary or provisional order of a trial court. The appellate court is not required to hear
interrogatories - In the discovery phase of civil litigation, these
written questions are submitted by one party to another party and must be answered in writing under
compact - A contract between
member states to supervise juveniles on probation or parole, and to return delinquent juveniles who have escaped or
nondelinquent juveniles who have run away, from one state to another.
intervention - A proceeding in a civil suit by which a third
person is permitted by the court to join as a party to the suit.
- The status of a person who dies without
leaving a will.
irrelevant - Evidence not sufficiently related to the matter in
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judgment - The official decision of a court disposing of a
jurisdiction - The legal authority of a court to hear a case or
conduct other proceedings; power of the court over persons involved in a case and the subject matter of the
jurisprudence - Formal study of the principles on which legal rules
are based and the means by which judges guide their decision making.
commissioner - An officer
charged with the duty of selecting the names to be put into a jury wheel, or of drawing the panel of jurors for a
particular term of court.
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