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If at First You Don’t Succeed, Think Twice Before Trying Again

Dec. 17, 2020, 9:46 AM

Over the past few weeks, America has been drawn to coverage of court cases involving the presidential election. The sheer volume of high-profile cases has increased interest in not only the subject, but also legal process and procedure. One of the questions that I’ve been asked a great deal is, “What happens if you lose?”

The short answer is that you can typically appeal a decision. Our judicial system is adversarial and based on the idea that courts are in place to settle disputes. Appeals, whether legal or administrative, may be part of that process so long as they are ...

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