circuit split?

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somewhatwayward
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circuit split?

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:31 pm

is circuit split supposed to be capitalized if i'm talking about a specific one?

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Re: circuit split?

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:35 pm

bump

no one knows? note due at midnight

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Re: circuit split?

Postby I.P. Daly » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:49 pm

Can you be more specific? I don't know what you're asking.

The general rule is that you capitalize the circuit when used with the circuit's name or number (e.g., we are going to follow the Sixth Circuit, rather than the Fifth Circuit's precedent.)

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Re: circuit split?

Postby Unitas » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:13 pm

I.P. Daly wrote:Can you be more specific? I don't know what you're asking.

The general rule is that you capitalize the circuit when used with the circuit's name or number (e.g., we are going to follow the Sixth Circuit, rather than the Fifth Circuit's precedent.)


Pretty sure his question is whether circuit split is capitalized in the next sentence. "The circuit split exists because the Fifth Circuit and Sixth Circuit disagree on the application of ## U.S.C. ##."

I don't believe it is but don't have a citation for it so can't be sure.

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Re: circuit split?

Postby I.P. Daly » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:35 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:The answer is no.


Agreed. You can verify this by searching "circuit split exists" in either West or Lexis.

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Re: circuit split?

Postby chiwachiwa » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:56 pm

R8(c)(ii)
Circuit
Capitalize when used with a circuit’s name or number:
>We have decided to follow the Fifth Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit in that regard, rather than this circuit’s unclear precedent.




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