circuit judge


Definition of circuit judge

: a judge who holds a circuit court

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To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that On Saturday, October 6, the public learned that complaints had been filed against Kavanaugh, when D.C. circuit judge Karen Henderson acknowledged them. Christianna Silva, Teen Vogue, "Ethics Complaints About Brett Kavanaugh's Behavior During the Ford Hearing Might Be Investigated," 12 Oct. 2018 But the appeals court Tuesday overturned Gievers’ decision to lift the stay and directly contradicted the circuit judge. Dara Kam,, "Smokable medical pot case stays on hold," 3 July 2018 But the appeals court Tuesday quashed Gievers’ decision to lift the stay and directly contradicted the circuit judge. Dara Kam,, "Smoking medical marijuana not allowed while legal fight continues," 3 July 2018 In the last week, a former St. Louis circuit judge was added to his legal team, and Dowd Bennett hired a statehouse lobbyist who is employed by longtime GOP consultant Jeff Roe’s firm. Jason Hancock, Bryan Lowry And Lindsay Wise, kansascity, "Gov. Greitens indicted for felony invasion of privacy | The Kansas City Star," 22 Feb. 2018 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

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of circuit judge

US, 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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