A court that can overrule the decision of another.
- The legal system depends on lower-court judges obeying higher courts, just as it depends on litigants obeying judges.
- She said in mid-June that she would go to a higher court and appeal the decision.
- This past April, however, Utah's attorney general asked the higher court to reinstate the original charges.
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