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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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* The District Courts of Appeal--The district courts of appeal have both original and appellate jurisdiction to review decisions of the circuit courts. (1) While district courts of appeal have jurisdiction to hear appeals as of right from final judgments or orders of the trial courts, including those not directly appealable to a circuit court, jurisdiction to review non-final orders is conveyed to the district courts of appeal by the Supreme Court.
Botkin pled guilty to both charges and the circuit court held a sentencing hearing.
This is not a legal, political, economic, or constitutional history of the early US republic, says Lynch, but a record of his research into the part played by four prominent US Supreme Court Justices in the development of US law through their work in the circuit courts during the Chief Justiceship of John Marshall.
Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, making it likely that the U.S.
Head of the Judicial Inspection Department at the Justice Ministry Jassim Saif Buasaibah said that the new circuit courts are set up as part of the ministry's strategy, which seeks to provide excellent services keeping abreast with the best practices of universal jurisdiction.
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. Thus, taxpayers who have paid the tax and wish to preserve their ability to receive a refund should continue to file for refund claims to protect their statutory rights.
Because this case can be appealed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the court followed the relevant decisions of that circuit, which has not applied the independent investor test.
Smith, McMorris, and O'Neal were appealed and decided in the Fifth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, respectively.
In 1994, the federal District Court for Southern New York ruled for Warner, finding that "sending probationers to rehabilitation programs which engage in the functional equivalent of religious exercise is an action which tends to establish a state religious faith." The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision in 1996.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court's decision regarding state action but further considered whether Dr.
For equitable-distribution purposes, the circuit court erred in failing to determine the amount of a husband's student loans as of the date he and his wife separated.
Just as the Florida Supreme Court resolves conflicts among the district courts of appeal, the district courts should similarly resolve conflicts among the circuit courts acting in their appellate capacity.

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