en banc

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Introduction

En banc is French, meaning “on the bench.” All judges of an appellate court sitting together to hear a case, as opposed to the routine disposition by panels of three judges.

In the Ninth Circuit, an en banc panel consists of 11 randomly selected judges.

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Last Modified: 06/30/2021

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