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    The appellate court has the right to review and change the lower court decision.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    Court of appellate jurisdiction - a court with the power to review the proceedings and judgments of courts with lesser jurisdiction.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)

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    The appellate court has the right to review and revise the lower court decision.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)


CAL. CONST. art VI, § 11. The appellate jurisdiction is defined as “the power to review and correct error in trial court orders and judgments.” Leone v. Med. Bd. of Cal., 995 P.2d 191, 196 (Cal. 2000). This jurisdiction is exercised by either a direct appeal or in a habeas proceeding. Id. at 195. This exercise of jurisdiction is different from conferring a “right of appeal” to litigants. Id. at 194. Indeed, there is no appeal from a denial of habeas corpus by a superior court. CAL. PENAL CODE § 1506 (2000). A petitioner must file a new petition in the appellate court. Durdines v. People, 90 Cal. Rptr. 2d 217, 220 (Cal. Ct. App. 1999).

Marshall, Karen M. “Finding Time for Federal Habeas Corpus: Carey v. Saffold.” Akron Law Review 37.3 (2015): 4.