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Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals is the formal name of an appellate court in certain jurisdictions.

The 12 United States Courts of Appeals stand between the United States District Courts[?] and the United States Supreme Court.

In the State of New York State, for instance, the Court of Appeals is the highest court in the state and the court of last resort within the State. Only questions of federal law can be appealed from there to the Supreme Court.

In New Mexico, the Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court between county jurisdictions and the state's Supreme Court.

In Nevada, there is no Court of Appeals. Cases are appealed directly from District (county) Courts to the state's Supreme Court.

In England and Wales, the Court of Appeals sits above the High Court (also an appellate court) and below the (more or less) ultimate judicial authority, the House of Lords.

In France the Court of Appeals is under the Cour de cassation which is the court of last resort.

In Germany, with civil and criminal cases, the highest court in a hierarchy of appellate courts is the Bundesgerichtshof[?]. The other branches of the German judicial branch for social, labor, and administrative cases each have their own appellate systems. The Bundesgerichtshof is distinct from the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, which only performs judicial review, although both courts are located in Karlsruhe.

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