Recent Examples of en banc from the Web
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.
The decision by an 11-judge en banc panel overturned a three-judge panel's decision last year against Rizo.
In May 2017, Ninth Circuit judges announced that the case would be reheard in front of the entire court in an en banc hearing.
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.
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.
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.
In March, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, refused to reconsider a decision previously issued by a panel of 11th Circuit judges.
Circuit judges who take senior status forfeit the right to hear cases en banc, whereby all of the judges on the court assemble to resolve the case.
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legal Definition of en banc
- an en banc rehearing
- heard very few matters en banc
- —H. B. Zobel
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