special master


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Recent Examples on the Web Under the court’s procedures, a special master reviewed the case and determined the prosecutor failed to meet her burden of proof that the video was exempt as a security record, and recommended the video be released. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "Ohio Supreme Court rules security camera showing judge shooting must be released," 24 Nov. 2020 According to a transcript of a March 6 hearing on the issue, Judge Barry Schneider, the special master, is recommending the court order Adel to release the records. Lauren Castle, The Arizona Republic, "State draws closer to resuming executions as Maricopa County fights release of some death-penalty case records," 30 Oct. 2020 The special master is a court administrator who reviews cases and makes recommendations for the Court of Claims. cleveland, "Ohio Court of Claims orders state to release daily hospital staffing, medical supplies and bed capacity data," 13 Nov. 2020 The court will appoint a special master to oversee the reprocessing of claims, which should take about one year to complete, Reynolds said. Christopher Snowbeck, Star Tribune, "Court orders UnitedHealth to redo 67,000 denied claims for behavioral care," 4 Nov. 2020 Virginia’s current maps were drawn by special master after federal courts repeatedly found that maps drawn by Virginia Republicans unconstitutionally packed Black voters into a handful of districts. Washington Post, "Virginians vote on turning redistricting over to bipartisan commission," 3 Nov. 2020 The special master asked how this could be applied to post-conviction relief claims made by those already convicted for errors in their trial or ineffective assistance. Lauren Castle, The Arizona Republic, "State draws closer to resuming executions as Maricopa County fights release of some death-penalty case records," 30 Oct. 2020 The special master is slated to turn over her findings to the state Supreme Court Friday. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "Some election officials call for early ballot processing to speed election results," 1 Sep. 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

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Special master.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20master. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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