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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.
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.
Nearly 100 years after its declaration in Townsend the Supreme Court reiterated, "in its earliest days the Court consistently held that an inferior court has no power or authority to deviate from the mandate issued by an appellate [or higher] court.
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.
Mickey McKinney, whose 27-year-old brother William was killed on Bloody Sunday, said: ``Again we feel an inferior court has overruled an international inquiry.
86) Habeas corpus enabled the central courts to bring parties to proceedings in inferior courts before the common law courts, or to release a litigant in one of the central courts who had been arrested by the process of an inferior court.
As to the judiciary, the framers wrote a very short piece in Article 3, which stated that there would be a Supreme Court and such inferior courts as the Congress might decide from time to time.
Constitution provides in Article III, Section 1 that "The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior," It does not give judges a term for life but only "during good Behavior.