(a) The supreme court and the court of criminal appeals have jurisdiction to answer questions of state law certified from a federal appellate court.
(b) The supreme court and the court of criminal appeals shall promulgate rules of procedure relating to the review of those questions.
Terms Used In Texas Constitution Art. 5 sec. 3-c
- Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
- Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.