circuit judge


Definition of circuit judge

: a judge who holds a circuit court

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Nardini, who has no political affiliation, was one of two circuit judges nominated Wednesday night by the president. Edmund H. Mahony,, "President Trump nominates 12 for federal judgeships, including two from Connecticut," 28 Aug. 2019 He was born in 1959 to a prominent family on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the son and grandson of circuit judges and the great-great-grandson of slave owners. Drew Gilpin Faust, The Atlantic, "Race, History, and Memories of a Virginia Girlhood," 18 July 2019 Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney McKay Chauvin, also now a circuit judge, argued that Manly's behavior was criminal, in addition to being boorish and offensive. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "One Louisville lawyer hit another with aerosol can in courthouse brawl, police say," 17 July 2019 Graddick has also served as a circuit judge in Mobile. Mike Cason |,, "Gov. Kay Ivey names Charles Graddick to lead Pardons and Paroles," 12 July 2019 The state health department refused to renew the clinic's license last week, but a St. Louis circuit judge issued a court order allowing the procedure to continue through Friday. Fox News, "Missouri's last abortion clinic granted stay to continue providing service amid battle over license," 28 June 2019 Last week, six months after the suit was filed, Wisconsin Dane County circuit judge Frank Remington ruled that, indeed, Pozner had been defamed by Fetzer and his co-author Mike Palecek. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: The recent court victory against the Sandy Hook deniers has a Saintly City connection," 28 June 2019 The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts in Springfield will now prepare the ballots containing the finalists' names and mail them to all Lake County circuit judges, who will then vote in a secret ballot for two of the four finalists. Jim Newton, Lake County News-Sun, "Lake County Circuit Court judge finalists include high-profile prosecutors, attorneys," 26 Jan. 2018 The new circuit judge will head business court and is expected to start in the fall, after Lauten retires June 28 and is replaced by Myers. Monivette Cordeiro,, "Orange-Osceola courts will re-open popular business division shuttered last year due to funding woes," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of circuit judge

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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