The highest court in the United States judicial system. It is the final court, the case of last resort and only certain cases are selected to be heard by the court. In some states, the Supreme Court is sometimes used as a state court of general jurisdiction and may be the lowest court (New York) or the name of the highest state court. The Supreme court is the name of a court having jurisdiction over all other courts Vide Courts of the United States, also known as The United States Supreme Court. Other courts may also be known as a Supreme Court, such as New York State’s highest court for state judicial review. In contrast, California State Supreme Court is the first level of judicial review and where any case or litigation first begins.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
A court of high powers and extensive jurisdiction, existing in most of the states. In some it is the official style of the chief appellate court or court of last resort In others (as New Jersey and New York) the supreme court is a court of general original jurisdiction, possessing also (in New York) some appellate jurisdiction, but; not the court of last resort Supreme court of errors. In American law. An appellate tribunal, and the court of last resort m, the state of Connecticut. Supreme Court of the United States. The court of last resort in the federal judicial system. It is vested by the constitution with original jurisdiction in all cases affecting ambassadors, public ministers, and consuls, and those in which a state is a party, and appellate Jurisdiction over all other cases within the judicial power of the United States, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions and under such regulations as congress may make. Its appellate powers extend to the subordinate federal courts, and also (in certain cases) to the supreme courts of the several states. The court is composed of a chief justice and eight associate justices. Supreme Judicial court. In American law. An appellate tribunal, and the court of last resort, in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.