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Circuit Courts

Definition - What does Circuit Courts mean?

A circuit court is a court that moves around from town to town and has sessions at different intervals within the judicial district. The purpose of a circuit court is to make it more convenient for people to have their cases tried. If the court moves around, then people don't have to travel as far to use its services.

Justipedia explains Circuit Courts

A circuit court is just a court that travels. By moving the location of the court, the legal system can appeal to more citizens within the judicial district. Judges and lawyers who travel with the circuit court are said to "ride the circuit." The Federal District Courts of Appeal were initially called the Circuit Courts of Appeal. Wherever the circuit court moves to, the laws are still the same as long as it is within the same legal district

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