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presiding judge

n. 1) in both state and federal appeals court, the judge who chairs the panel of three or more judges during hearings and supervises the business of the court. 2) in those counties or other jurisdictions with several judges, one of them is chosen to direct the management of the courts, usually on an annual or other rotating basis. The presiding judge usually makes assignments of judges to specialized courts (juvenile, probate, criminal, law and motion, family law etc.), oversees the calendar, and chairs meetings of the judges.

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Towards the end of the hearing, Abdullah asked presiding judge Omar for permission to speak to his lawyer.
Thereafter, the presiding judge called up three prosecution witnesses - Obaida's father and uncle, and the Indian cleaner, who had found the boy's body - to testify.
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The suspect asked presiding judge Al Shamsi to allow him to present two defence witnesses to counter the allegations brought against him.
The penalties are up to the presiding judge but can include fines, mandatory attendance at a four-hour class, community service or all three.
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