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inferior court

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1. (Law) a court of limited jurisdiction
2. (Law) any court other than the Supreme Court of Judicature
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Noun1.inferior court - any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher courtinferior court - any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
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Do you know that I am called Florian Barbedienne, actual lieutenant to monsieur the provost, and, moreover, commissioner, inquisitor, controller, and examiner, with equal power in provostship, bailiwick, preservation, and inferior court of judicature?
Applying himself in earlier manhood to the study of the law, and having a natural tendency towards office, he had attained, many years ago, to a judicial situation in some inferior court, which gave him for life the very desirable and imposing title of judge.
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
The power under Article 199 includes issuance of orders, directions or writs of five kinds: habeas corpus (through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court), mandamus (a judicial writ issued as a command to an inferior court or ordering a person to perform a public or statutory duty), certiorari (appeal against lower court order), prohibition (a writ directing a subordinate to stop doing something the law prohibits) and quo warranto (requiring a person to show by what warrant an office is held).
Its leadership considered the CA an inferior court which it accused of interference for ordering Congress to release the detained officials.
42) If the Florida Supreme Court determines that a particular petitioner is abusing the process by filing successive meritless petitions, or not accurately portraying the issue of law raised and decided by the inferior court, sanctions or other penalties could be imposed.
154) Where a Supreme Court holding applies to a pending dispute, an inferior court has only one available course of action.
This writ is available in the federal courts only in extraordinary circumstances, either 'to confine an inferior court to a lawful exercise of its prescribed jurisdiction or to compel it to exercise its authority when it is its duty to do so.
17) Specifically, as Blackstone put it, the prerogative writ of mandamus was "a command issuing in the king's name from the court of king's bench, and directed to any person, corporation, or inferior court of judicature, within the king's dominions; requiring them to do some particular thing therein specified, which appertains to their office and duty, and which the court of king's bench has previously determined, or at least supposes, to be consonant to right and justice.
The Supreme Court ought to recognize that for God, and universally recognized tradition, and reason, it is an Inferior Court.
6) This article contends that as a matter of logic and equity the procedural default doctrine, as a general rule, should not be applied when an inferior court before which the defendant previously appeared (where a claim was not raised) would have been powerless to grant relief on that claim because then-governing precedent of a superior court dictated rejection of the claim.
He said: "Again we feel an inferior court has overruled an international inquiry.