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. Circuit riding has mostly been abolished, but the term remains in the name "circuit court", commonly applied to levels of court that oversee many lower district courts.
- "Circuit Riding". fjc.gov. Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
Under the practice known as "circuit riding," each justice was assigned to one of three geographical circuits and traveled to the designated meeting places within the districts of that circuit.
- "Circuit riding". britannica.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
The practice was largely abandoned with the establishment of permanent courthouses and laws requiring parties to appear before a sitting judge.
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