county court


Definition of county court

: a court in some states that has a designated jurisdiction usually both civil and criminal within the limits of a county

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In January, police in Kern County arrested Bello for driving under the influence, county court records show. Los Angeles Times, "An immigrant poet and activist faced deportation by ICE. Then two NFL players bailed him out," 16 Sep. 2019 The stakeholders include judges who preside over guardianship cases and county court clerks, whose offices audit and investigate guardians. Monivette Cordeiro,, "Florida guardianship laws weakened by elder law attorneys’ lobbying. For some courts, exceptions have become the rule | Special report," 30 Aug. 2019 Yost’s lawsuits against drug manufacturers and distributors, however, were filed in county courts in Ohio. Eric Heisig,, "Ohio AG Dave Yost again seeks control of opioid litigation, asks appeals court to halt first federal trial," 30 Aug. 2019 One man, sentenced by a county court to a single day of probation, was turned over to ICE and put into the deportation pipeline. Ken Silverstein, The New Republic, "Shock Corridor," 19 Aug. 2019 The researchers requested county court records for the 414 gun violence restraining order cases that were initiated in California between 2016 and 2018. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "'Red flag' laws can play a role in preventing mass shootings, study says," 19 Aug. 2019 Also, the board wants to create a 16-member committee composed of eight county staffers representing departments from social services to public health to county courts and eight community members. Joe Soucheray, Twin Cities, "Soucheray: Clarity about Ramsey County levy hike is lacking," 10 Aug. 2019 Russo, who was reassigned to a different county court in December, has until next month to respond to the Supreme Court's order and can contest his removal in front of a panel. NBC News, "Judge who spared rape suspect because he was from 'good family' steps down," 18 July 2019 In Dallas County a civil filing fee starts at $277, according to the county court’s website. Dallas News, "Can you add your partner’s last name and keep your maiden name in Texas? Curious Texas investigates," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of county court

1639, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of county court was in 1639

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English Language Learners Definition of county court

: a court of law for cases within a county

county court

noun, often capitalized both Cs

Legal Definition of county court

: a court in some states that has a designated jurisdiction usually both civil and criminal within the limits of a county

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