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Riding circuit

Riding circuit is the practice of judges and lawyers, sometimes referred to as circuit riders, travelling to a regular series of locations in order to hold court there, perhaps once a week or once a month.[citation needed] Traveling judges are now rare,[citation needed] but the term remains in the name "circuit court", commonly applied to levels of court that oversee many lower district courts. It has been proposed[undue weight? ] that U.S. Supreme Court justices should ride circuit as they once did.[1]

See alsoEdit

  • Assizes — a type of judicial courts, to which "riding circuit" often applied
  • Circuit court — a type of judicial courts, to which "riding circuit" often applied
  • Itinerant court — older, similar concept for royalty and governments

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stras, David R. (2006–2007), Why Supreme Court Justices Should Ride Circuit Again (PDF), 91, Minn. L. Rev., p. 1710