The state is divided into six court of appeals districts, with more than 88 percent elected for 12-year terms. These courts serve as a screening mechanism to reduce the workload of the state supreme court. They usually grant appeals considering only questions of law, not questions of fact. There are no juries, no introductions of evidence, and no interrogations of witnesses. The ________ __________ ________ also has jurisdiction over decisions of quasi-judicial state boards. While most lower-court verdicts are upheld by the appellate court, an appeal is still possible directly to the state supreme court.
District Court of Appeals