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lower court

n. 1) any court of lesser rank, such as municipal or justice court below a superior or county court, a superior or county court below an appeals court, or a federal District Court of Appeals below the U. S. Supreme Court. 2) a reference in an appeal to the trial court which originally heard the case. Typical language in an appeals decision: "In the lower court, the judge ruled Defendant had no basis for...."

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Justice Qureshi while suspending the lower courts non-bailable warrant against Musharraf said that the warrant against him should deem to be revived if he fails to appear in the lower court during the next hearing on April 17.
The Supreme Court previously asked the courts of appeals to take another close look at these cases, but the lower courts failed to get the message," said Mr.
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The appeal court expressed concern that the lower court judge, Court of Queen's Bench Associate Chief Justice Jeffrey Oliphant made an impromptu summary judgment' in the case which had far-reaching repercussions.
The Appellate Division this week agreed with the lower court ruling (New York Supreme Court) and said that the lawsuit commenced by the neighborhood coalition in November 2003 was too late, because this type of action, which is known as an "Article 78 proceeding" and which is intended to provide for relatively quick review of government decision making, has a four-month statute of limitations.
The lower court held that once the initial Miranda violation occurred, all that followed was tainted, including the station house confession and, therefore, inadmissible.
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Can a lower court decide if a law is unconstitutional?

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