Meaning of "this Court"

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Meaning of "this Court"

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:46 pm

Settle a bet. Does "this Court" mean:

1) This district court, no matter the judge

2) Just this judge

3) just this judge in this case

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Re: Meaning of "this Court"

Postby EncyclopediaOrange » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:54 pm

It depends.

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Re: Meaning of "this Court"

Postby gregfootball2001 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Settle a bet. Does "this Court" mean:

1) This district court, no matter the judge

2) Just this judge

3) just this judge in this case


Why anon, and why this forum? Is your job at stake?

But to play along, imo, if the case is helpful to me, #1. If it's not, #2.

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Re: Meaning of "this Court"

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:06 pm

EncyclopediaOrange wrote:It depends.

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Re: Meaning of "this Court"

Postby lolwat » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Settle a bet. Does "this Court" mean:

1) This district court, no matter the judge

2) Just this judge

3) just this judge in this case


Context matters, but usually to me it means #1. Add parenthesis or something if you want it to mean a specific judge.

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Re: Meaning of "this Court"

Postby AVBucks4239 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:44 pm

Number one. If you want to scream "LOOK AT THIS OPINION YOU AUTHORED," put the judge's name in the cite.

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Re: Meaning of "this Court"

Postby ookoshi » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:45 pm

TCR is "it depends." One could make an argument that, due to the capitalization, it refers to the judicial body (#1), but practically speaking, it's not going to be read that way if the context doesn't make sense. If you need a source for the argument that it's #1, see TMOUS 3.09.

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Re: Meaning of "this Court"

Postby Lincoln » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:52 pm

In my experience, having clerked on the district court, "this Court" means #1. "The Court" is what you'd use for 2 or 3.

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Re: Meaning of "this Court"

Postby encore1101 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:56 pm

Number 1.

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Re: Meaning of "this Court"

Postby ggocat » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:01 pm

1

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Re: Meaning of "this Court"

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:46 pm

AVBucks4239 wrote:Number one. If you want to scream "LOOK AT THIS OPINION YOU AUTHORED," put the judge's name in the cite.


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