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Courts

A court is a tribunal, often a governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all persons have an ability to bring their claims before a court. Similarly, the rights of those accused of a crime include the right to present a defense before a court.

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General - Judicial Review of Administrative Acts
... Most modern legal systems allow the courts to review administrative acts (individual decisions of a public body, such as a decision to grant a subsidy or to withdraw a residence permit) ... France and Germany) have implemented a system of administrative courts which are charged with resolving disputes between members of the public and the administration ... States, Scotland and the Netherlands), judicial review is carried out by regular civil courts although it may be delegated to specialized panels within these courts (such as the ...
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... The judicial stream of courts adjudicates civil and criminal cases ... The judicial court stream consists of inferior courts, intermediate appellate courts, and the French Supreme Court ... only for severe criminal cases,which are the jurisdiction of the Courts of Assizes ...

Famous quotes containing the word courts:

    Society always consists, in greatest part, of young and foolish persons. The old, who have seen through the hypocrisy of the courts and statesmen, die, and leave no wisdom to their sons. They believe their own newspaper, as their fathers did at their age.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
    For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
    For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory:
    Bible: Hebrew Psalm LXXXIV (l. LXXXIV, 9–11)

    Some marriages depend on domestic arguments the way the courts depend on litigation.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)