Protecting Individual Rights
Activity 2

The Appeals Process

Judicial Review Sequence Chart

After that, if a person still isnít satisfied with the verdict, a case would go to the U.S. Supreme Court which has the final say or judgment.


If a person who loses a case in a trial court wishes to appeal a decision, he or she would take the case to a court with _______________________________. There are no jury trials in appellate courts. The party who brings the suit to the reviewing court is referred to as the _______________________________ or _______________________________. The petitioner argues that the lower court erred in its judgment and seeks a _______________________________ of the lower courtís decision. The party who won at the lower court, called the _______________________________ or _______________________________, wants the appellate court to _______________________________ or agree with the lower courtís decision.


A case begins in a trial or district court. It is here where witnesses testify, lawyers ask questions, and judges or juries make decisions or judgments. A trial court is said to have _______________________________ _______________________________ because it hears a case for the first time.