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Circuit court


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Circuit court (Law) a court which sits successively in different places in its circuit (see Circuit, 6). In the United States, the federal circuit courts are commonly presided over by a judge of the supreme court, or a special circuit judge, together with the judge of the district court. They have jurisdiction within statutory limits, both in law and equity, in matters of federal cognizance. Some of the individual States also have circuit courts, which have general statutory jurisdiction of the same class, in matters of State cognizance.
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In literature:

The court, not venturing to enter Paris, pursued its way by a circuitous route to St. Germain, leaving the city on the left.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Judge Hickey, Fayette Circuit Court.
"A Pioneer Railway of the West" by Maude Ward Lafferty
The judiciary is vested in a Supreme Court, in Circuit Courts, Probate Courts, and Justices of the peace.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
In 1863, he was made the first Auditor of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Main Street had heard that something unusual was happening in the circuit court and the room filled.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
He is known to me as a counsellor practising law in Circuit Court.
"Report of the Proceedings at the Examination of Charles G. Davis, Esq., on the Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave" by Various
The plea in abatement is not a plea to the jurisdiction of this court, but to the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court.
"Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford" by Benjamin C. Howard
Hundreds of people from this remote district poured into the circuit-town, and besieged the court-house.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
With the knowledge that the Circuit Court of Appeals was back of them, the Wild Goose people took possession of their mines.
"The Land of Nome" by Lanier McKee
It consists of the Supreme Court, the circuit courts, and the district courts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The judges of the divisional courts go on circuit twice a year.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
To the Hon^ble John Scott Judge of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery of the County of Fairfax.
"Green Spring Farm" by Ross Netherton
To this there is one exception, that appeals from a county court in Ireland may be heard on circuit by a single judge of assize.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
After the Spanish American War, Carson went to the Philippines as a Circuit Court Judge.
"Famous Flyers" by J. J. Grayson
There were two terms of circuit court, lasting about a month, one in the spring and one in the fall.
"Oldfield" by Nancy Huston Banks
The judicial power of the State is vested in the Supreme Court, circuit courts, and county courts.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
Circuit Court at Columbus, and re-argued the same positions.
"Presidential Candidates:" by D. W. Bartlett
But the majority of the Supreme Court approved the view of the Circuit Court upon this point.
"The Middle Period 1817-1858" by John William Burgess
Circuit Judge J. Q. Smith, serving as a substitute for Luther R. Smith, adjourned court without receiving the jury's report.
"When the Ku Klux Rode" by Eyre Damer
Let the Pullman company appoint two men and the circuit court two men.
"The Pullman Boycott" by W. F. Burns

In news:

The refusal by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the Proposition 8 case means the Supreme Court could rule on marriage equality within the year.
The US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug 5 had upheld Langford's conviction.
Ciampi relinquished his seat because he is an active candidate for Martin County clerk of the circuit court.
A circuit court judge ordered Secretary of State Jason Gant to place an opposing statement on a proposed constitutional amendment in an election guide.
An Adams Circuit Court judge who learned that he had previously represented a defendant on trial in his courtroom acted appropriately when he recused himself but denied a mistrial, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals moved closer to resolving a battle over a Clinton-era executive rule protecting national forests from new roads.
Rosetta Stone v Google was given the green light to move forward by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week.
Rosetta Stone v Google was given the green light to move forward by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week.
The Federal Circuit court continues its trend in tightening the standards for establishing patent damages by leapfrogging a stalled legislative process.
Michael Wang of Florence, WI, was convicted Monday in Vilas County Circuit Court of two counts of possession of child pornography.
Howard John Dwyer, 48, was sentenced Oct 20 by Sixth Circuit Court Judge Nanci J Grant to 1 to 20 years in prison for assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, to which he pleaded no contest on Sept 26.
A Roman Catholic priest was sentenced Monday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to 10 years probation for sexually abusing an altar boy at a Germantown church more than seven years ago.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals addressed Thursday the term " sexual activity " – an issue in which there is scant law – and ordered a man be acquitted.
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against an Oklahoma referendum banning the use of Islamic Sharia law in courts and said there's no evidence of such influence on US courts.