A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Accountability
Acid Rain
Advice and Consent
Affirm
Alderman
Alleged
Alternative Minimum Tax
Ambassador
Amendment Process
Amicus Curiae
Appeals Court
Appropriation
Arbiter
Arbitrary
Articles of Confederation
Assessor
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Attorney General
Auditor
Authoritarianism
Authority
Average Tax Rate
Appeals Court
An intermediate court of the federal judicial system or a state appellate court. Not all states have intermediate-level courts, but of those that do, many are called the Court of Appeals. In some states, appeals are divided between a court of criminal appeals and a court of civil appeals. In other states there are specialized appeals courts as well. For example, in Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court handles appeals when a state agency is a party.


Glossary, Kolbert and Mettger, Censoring the Web (the New Press)