a)Both hear cases from lower courts.
b)Both have judges and juries.
c)Both hear civil cases only.
d)Both send cases to higher courts.
Both hear cases from lower courts.
The state and federal appellate courts are similar in that both hear cases from lower courts. The appellate court's task is to determine whether or not the law was applied correctly in the trial court.
They are the part of the judicial system that is responsible for hearing and reviewing appeals from legal cases that have already been heard in a trial-level or other lower court.