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Why are judicial circuits so named?

The answer by Dale M is basically correct but has some details wrong. US Courts of Appeal Recall that in the US Federal system the circuit courts are the "Courts of Appeal", that is the ...
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Why are judicial circuits so named?

Because judges used to ride the circuit Quite literally a judge would ride from town to town holding court in each one and, when they got back to the beginning, start again.
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What is the difference between county court and a civil tribunal, and other low level / less formal tiers of courts in the UK?

Courts are creatures of common law, tribunals are creatures of statute That isn’t to say that the courts we have today haven’t been reformed by Parliament but they weren’t formed by Parliament. ...
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What is the difference between "is" and "isn't" when asking a question?

The legal part of the question relates to "leading questions", whose use in testimony can be limited, for example FRE 611(c). Leading questions should not be used on direct examination ...
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What is the difference between "is" and "isn't" when asking a question?

"Isn't it teue that X" is a very common way, in court examination, of asking "is it true that X?" For example: Isn't it true that you went to the bank that morning? If the witness ...
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What is the penalty for a bad-acting witness/expert?

A witness is not an advocate A witness’ role in a court case is to state the facts (or opinion for expert witnesses) and not to argue for the case for either side - that’s the lawyers job. A witness ...
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What is the penalty for a bad-acting witness/expert?

The question is based on a false premise, that one side or the other can proffer random "experts" to offer "facts" that bear on a trial. Instead, a person can only testify to an ...
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What is the penalty for a bad-acting witness/expert?

The first thing to keep in mind is that, before appearing on the stand, an expert witness will have given a sworn deposition and delivered a written report of his or her findings. They could expect ...
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What is the penalty for a bad-acting juror?

united-states This will vary somewhat by jurisdiction. But in most US states: Bob happily blabs to the media and exposes all the other jurors and what they've said and who they are. All for some ...
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Do I have any recourse outside of the third party that processes red light camera violations in Illinois?

Illinois law allows automated traffic law enforcement systems which detect running a red light. Under that law, notice is to be given to the vehicle owner listing various things such as name, address, ...
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Do I have any recourse outside of the third party that processes red light camera violations in Illinois?

The procedure for contesting such tickets varies by the municipality where the alleged violation occurred. Chicago, in particular, has its own specific procedures. There is often a strict deadline for ...
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