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circuit courts

n. a moveable court in which the judge holds court sessions at several different locations for pre-specified periods of time. In effect, the judge "rides the circuit" from town to town and takes the "court" with him/her. Formerly, the Federal District Courts of Appeal were called the Circuit Courts of Appeal.

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final orders of circuit courts acting in their review capacity.
However, such claims--including claims for which the appellate venue would he in the Sixth or Eleventh Circuit--will not be processed while there are pending cases in other circuit courts.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the defendant and spelled out a detailed list of factors law enforcement must consider when deciding whether a reasonable period of time has lapsed prior to making a forcible entry.
The ruling also observed that, "A bevy of similar complaints have been filed around the nation, and so far, the federal circuit courts have uniformly upheld dismissal of the funds' cases.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wants to split up the nation's largest and most controversial circuit court of appeals, and he wants the dividing line to cleave Northern from Southern California.
Thomas of the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court has ordered the County Jury Services Department to collect statistics on the race, ethnicity and residency of prospective jurors to help ensure fair and balanced representation of African-Americans in the county's jury pool.
67(e)(1), for the reasons given by it in O'Neill and by the circuit courts in Mellon and Scott.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an ERISA-qualified employee pension benefit plan could lose its ERISA status for bankruptcy purposes if nonowner participants left and it covered only the owner-employee at the time of the bankruptcy filing.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the appropriate standard to apply in determining whether the deputies' conduct deprived the decedent of due process was that of deliberate indifference and not the higher "shocks the conscience" standard other federal courts had applied.
In January 1993, a Dade Circuit Court ordered Phil C.
In reaching this conclusion, the court noted that the Second and Ninth circuit courts of appeal had accepted lack of marketability as a factor permitting an alternate valuation method.
Circuit Courts of Appeal, including the appellate court that will review the Empire verdict.

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