Standard of Review

Crushendo defines this key bar prep and civil procedure term.

What does standard of review mean?

standard of review – The gauge used by higher courts in weighing whether to affirm or reverse lower court decisions, with different levels of deference depending on the type of decision. For example, the standard of review for the lower court’s legal interpretations is “de novo,” which means the higher court shows no deference to the lower court and the higher court simply interprets the law with fresh eyes.

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