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Inferior courts refer to courts that are below the highest court in any jurisdiction.  For example, the highest federal court is the Supreme Court of the United States.  The trial level federal courts (United States District Courts) and intermediate appellate level federal courts (the Circuit Courts) are “inferior” to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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The District Courts and Circuit Courts are “inferior” courts.

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