special master


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Recent Examples on the Web The courts would be likely to appoint a special master to redraw the district lines. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, 3 Jan. 2022 In 2011, the last time boundaries were redrawn, lawmakers couldn’t reach agreement on the congressional districts and the state’s highest court named a special master to redraw the lines. Susan Haigh, courant.com, 21 Dec. 2021 Clark, the special master, said that since Wos was able to retrieve his texts with Dietrich, any further effort to obtain Dietrich’s texts was moot. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 12 Oct. 2021 That report was to include names, addresses and telephone numbers of three people the commission would recommend to serve as a special master, in case the panel couldn’t adopt a plan by Dec. 21. Susan Haigh, courant.com, 21 Dec. 2021 Sean Trende, a senior elections analyst for RealClearPolitics who is getting his PHD at Ohio State University, has been chosen by the Supreme Court of Virginia as a co-special master to help draw the state legislative and congressional lines. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, 22 Nov. 2021 Kenneth Feinberg was appointed special master of the fund, authorized to a total of $9.4 billion. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 Grofman also served as a special master to a federal court in 2019 to redraw Virginia House districts, intended to repair racial gerrymandering in the southeast part of the state. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 Former President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, claimed privilege on just three of the more than 2,000 files seized by the FBI as part of a probe into his lobbying activities, according to a special master's report filed Tuesday. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 2 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of special master

1953, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jan 2022

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“Special master.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20master. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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