circuit judge


Definition of circuit judge

: a judge who holds a circuit court

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Recent Examples on the Web In a Kentucky Supreme Court race that could move the court to the right, a circuit judge running for the open seat has been publicly reprimanded for misconduct. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "A Kentucky Supreme Court candidate has been reprimanded for misconduct," 11 Sep. 2020 Francis, currently a circuit judge in Palm Beach County, would not be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court but would be the first Caribbean-American to do so. Curt Anderson, Star Tribune, "Black Democrat urges governor to drop Black court nominee," 10 Sep. 2020 The announcement came after the supervisors last week filed a notice of appeal following a Leon County circuit judge’s refusal to dismiss the lawsuit. Jim Saunders,, "Largest Florida counties agree to save scanned ballot images if they’re needed for presidential recount," 25 Aug. 2020 Each of the seven circuit judge races attracted about 227,000 votes, meaning 16% skipped them. Anthony Man,, "Florida voters have to fill dozens of judgeships. Here’s how people in the know make their picks.," 12 Aug. 2020 This development came a week after the high court appointed a retired circuit judge as special master to review disputes raised in the Arkansas Wins in 2020 committee's challenge of the secretary of state's ruling. Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, "Group drops bid to put casinos on Arkansas ballot," 8 Aug. 2020 Two Orlando attorneys — one focused on personal injury, the other specializing in family law for men — are squaring off in the race for circuit judge in Group 1. Monivette Cordeiro,, "Orange, Osceola, Seminole voters will decide 9 judicial races on primary ballot," 4 Aug. 2020 That lawsuit was dismissed in June by a circuit judge in Virginia who ruled Twitter is not liable for allegedly slanderous tweets about Nunes that were posted anonymously. David Pitt, Star Tribune, "Judge dismisses Rep. Nunes' lawsuit over Iowa farm story," 6 Aug. 2020 The Democratic candidates are: Mary Chrzanowski, retired Macomb County circuit judge and former federal administrative law judge. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Absentee ballots slow election count in metro Detroit," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of circuit judge

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Circuit judge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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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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