Alejandra M.

asked • 09/12/13

courts that take over the decision of other courts are.?

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Bill H. answered • 09/14/13

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The U.S. Supreme Court can only overturn a state's high court if there is an issue of federal law involved. For example, if a state high court interpreted or applied a federal statute or federal case law, the federal Supreme Court could review the decision and overturn the state high court if the state high court applied or interpreted federal law incorrectly. Also, if an appellant alleges a violation of the federal constitution, the U.S. Supreme can review the state high court decision in question. But a state high court decision that deals only with state law cannot be reviewed by federal courts unless there is some violation of federal law (e.g., a party is denied their federal constitutional rights) involved.


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