Unlike the Supreme Court, where one justice is specifically nominated to be chief, the office of chief judge rotates among the circuit judges. To be chief, a judge must have been in active service on the court for at least one year, be under the age of 65, and have not previously served as chief judge. A vacancy is filled by the judge highest in seniority among the group of qualified judges.
Abstract of judgment - An official copy of the contents of a civil judgment. Abstract of conviction - An official copy of the contents of a criminal or traffic verdict and sentence.
Accord and Satisfaction - An agreement between the parties whereby a claim or charge may be dismissed by the court upon a payment or other consideration given to the person injured.
Accused - The person against whom an accusation is made; one who is charged with a crime or traffic infraction. Action - Proceeding in a court by which one party prosecutes another for the enforcement or protection of a right, or the redress or prevention of a civil wrong.
Adjudicate - To pass on judicially, to decide, settle, or decree. Admissible - Pertinent and proper to be considered in reaching a decision. Refers to the evidence considered in determining the issues to be decided in any judicial proceeding.
Adversary proceeding - One having opposing parties; contested, as distinguished from a hearing in which only one party appears. Affiant - The person who makes and signs an affidavit.
Affidavit - A written, printed, or videotaped declaration or statement of facts, made voluntarily, and confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the party making it, taken before an officer having authority to administer such oath. Affirm - To ratify, make firm, confirm, establish, reassert.
Alternate procedure to swearing under an oath. Aggravating Factor - A fact or circumstance associated with a criminal act that makes it more serious or injurious. Aggrieved party - One whose legal right is invaded by an act complained of. Alleged - Claimed; asserted; charged.
Alias - "Otherwise called," indicating one was called by one or the other of two names. Amend - To change. The defendant may deny the claims of the plaintiff, or agree to them, and may introduce new matter.
Appeal - Taking a case which has been decided in a court of inferior jurisdiction to one of superior jurisdiction, for the purpose of obtaining a review. Appeal bond - A type of bond set by the court and filed by the appellant who had a civil judgment entered against him to forestall issuance of execution until the cause can be passed upon and disposed of by the superior court.
Appellant - The party who takes an appeal from one court to another. Appellee - The party who must respond to the appellant. Arraign - Arraignment of an accused consists of calling upon him by name, reading to him the charges in the arrest documents, demanding of him whether he pleads guilty or not guilty or, in misdemeanors, nolo contendere, and entering his plea.
This hearing may be combined with right to counsel hearing. Arrest - To deprive a person of his liberty by legal authority. Attachment - The act or process of taking, apprehending, or seizing persons or property, by virtue of a writ, summons, or other judicial order, and bringing the same into the custody of the law; used either for the purpose of bringing a person before the court, of acquiring jurisdiction over the property seized, to compel an appearance, to furnish security for debt or costs, or to arrest a fund in the hands of a third person who may become liable to pay it over.in the superior court of judicature.
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This disability rights timeline lists events relating to the civil rights of people with disabilities in the United States of America, including court decisions, the passage of legislation, activists' actions, significant abuses of people with disabilities that illustrate their lack of civil rights at the time, and the founding of various organizations.
Children who immigrate to the U.S. illegally alone must be given a court hearing before being detained, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a gun openly in public for self-defense.
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