\äⁿ-ˈbäⁿk \

Definition of en banc 

: in full court : with full judiciary authority

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Attorneys for Croghan have not made any efforts for an en banc re-hearing or an appeal to the Supreme Court. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Microsoft, DOJ set to go head to head at Supreme Court in 2018," 1 Jan. 2018 His 2016 decision was partially reversed in a 250-page en banc opinion issued in January 2018, which declared that the CFPB is constitutional. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Consumer advocacy groups are extremely worried about Brett Kavanaugh," 11 July 2018 The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s ruling in 2016 and then declined to hold a full en banc review of the case in December 2017. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "Chastity Jones’s lawyers argue that racial stereotypes can be evidence of job discrimination.," 18 Apr. 2018 The decision by an 11-judge en banc panel overturned a three-judge panel's decision last year against Rizo. Author: Maura Dolan, Anchorage Daily News, "Prior salary can’t justify wage gap between men and women, US appeals court rules," 10 Apr. 2018 In May 2017, Ninth Circuit judges announced that the case would be reheard in front of the entire court in an en banc hearing. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "AT&T loses years-long quest to cripple FTC authority over telecoms," 26 Feb. 2018 Texas appealed—but in 2016, the full 5th Circuit, sitting en banc, again ruled that the measure illegally placed a disproportionate burden on minority suffrage. Mark Joseph Stern, Slate Magazine, "Consequences in Texas," 25 Aug. 2017 In the last 18 months, en banc rulings in circuits dominated by Democratic appointees handed significant losses to the National Rifle Association on concealed gun permits and an assault weapons ban. Bloomberg News, Houston Chronicle, "Trump faces hurdles in effort to steer judiciary to the right," 2 Jan. 2018 For example, in 2010, the 13 federal courts of appeals heard only 45 cases en banc, out of more than 30,000 cases that were resolved on the merits. Josh Blackman, National Review, "A Better Way to Give Trump More Judgeships to Fill," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of en banc

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for en banc

French, on the bench

Anglo-French en banke, literally, on the bench

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variants: also in banc also in bank \in-ˈbaŋk, äⁿ-ˈbäⁿk \

Legal Definition of en banc 

: with all judges or a quorum of judges present : in full court an en banc rehearing heard very few matters en banc— H. B. Zobel

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