- A type of appeal that can be made directly to the U.S. Supreme Court, as per U.S. Code title 28, section 1253, without needing to go through the traditional appellate process. This appeal concerns the grant or denial of an interim or permanent restraining order by a court comprising three judges
- When the court denied an injunction, the plaintiff made a direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing a direct appeal on the disputed injunction.
- The defendant sought a direct appeal when his request for a permanent injunction was rejected by the lower court.