Q: if you already won an appeal is it a bad sign that supreme court will be hearing it? Prosecutor has appealed to them. I
This is nj appellate division. Ruled in favor of inmate.
Is it a bad sign that the higher court sees a problem with the decision and want to rule against appellate court. He won first part of appeal and hoped he would soon be released. But now worried about supreme court
A: I means that the case you won on appeal is being appealed to a higher court.
Carl Scott Spector agrees with this answer
A: It is a sign that the State does not agree with the lower courts decision and the State wishes to have further review.
A: The Supreme Court doesn’t have to take every case parties attempt to bring to it and when they do grant certiorari (that’s what it’s called when they accept a case) it generally means that there’s a issue (or perhaps several) they want to address—it’s not necessarily an indication of which way they’re leaning. They can affirm or overrule the appellate court or a mix of both or send an issue back to the trial court.
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