circuit judge


Definition of circuit judge 

: a judge who holds a circuit court

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The judge Rex Burlison: A former member of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's staff, Burlison was appointed by Nixon to serve as circuit judge for the 22nd Circuit in 2011. Jason Hancock, kansascity, "As one Greitens scandal goes to trial, here’s everything you need to know | The Kansas City Star," 11 May 2018 Mendheim, an Auburn University and Cumberland School of Law graduate, has been a circuit judge on the 20th Judicial Circuit, which includes Houston and Henry counties, since 2008. Ivana Hrynkiw,, "Governor appoints Dothan judge as Alabama Supreme Court associate justice," 19 Jan. 2018 Two candidates for attorney general had qualified as of Tuesday evening: Republican Ashley Moody, a former Hillsborough County circuit judge, and Democrat Sean Shaw, a state House member from Tampa. Jim Saunders,, "Fant drops out of race for attorney general," 20 June 2018 The state cannot substantially redact or charge substantial fees for death certificates requested by a Broward County nursing home where several died after Hurricane Irma, a Leon County circuit judge ruled Tuesday. Elizabeth Koh, miamiherald, "Nursing home where 12 died after Irma wins again in court fight over death records," 12 June 2018 Dallet, 48, has been a Milwaukee County circuit judge since 2008 and previously worked 11 years as a prosecutor. NBC News, "Republicans warn of 'blue wave' after liberal wins Wisconsin court race," 4 Apr. 2018 Federal circuit judges make about $220,000 annually, and Kavanaugh also earned $27,000 from teaching at Harvard Law School last year. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Kavanaugh Ran Up Huge Credit Card Debt From Baseball Tickets, White House Says," 12 July 2018 Federal circuit judges draw annual salaries of about $220,000 a year, and Kavanaugh supplemented his salary with more than $27,000 in teaching income in 2017 from Harvard Law School. Washington Post,, "Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt by purchasing Nationals tickets, White House says," 11 July 2018 Rosario, who referred questions to his attorney, was stripped of his authority by a circuit judge in January 2017. Orlando Sentinel,, "Ousted Groveland mayor George Rosario files for council seat, still seeking reinstatement," 26 June 2018

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of circuit judge

law : a judge who hears and tries cases in a circuit court

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Legal Definition of circuit judge 

: a judge who holds office in a circuit court

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