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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.
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 court rejected arguments that municipal authority to confer jurisdiction in the circuit court might be found in the Municipal Home Rule Powers Act, in "residual" authority from the pre-Home Rule F.
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.
Recently the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considered how to value for estate purposes the prize a taxpayer had won.
Circuit Courts of Appeal, including the appellate court that will review the Empire verdict.
To date, several of the circuit courts of appeal, in addition to the Tax Court, have weighed in with decisions on this issue.

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