Circuit Justice (Supreme Court Assignment)

Circuit Justice (Supreme Court Assignment)

Definition

Each of the 13 federal circuit courts of appeal is assigned a Supreme Court justice to act as Circuit Justice. The assigned Circuit Justice hears and determines certain appeals, including emergency appeals and administrative requests, arising from the geographic area covered by their assigned circuit. Circuit Justices have discretion to raise significant emergency requests before the entire United States Supreme Court for determination.

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