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Encyclopedia > Change of venue

A change of venue is the legal term for moving a trial to a new location. In high-profile matters, a change of venue may occur to move a jury trial away from a location where a fair and impartial jury may not be possible due to widespread publicity about a crime and/or defendant(s) to another community in order to obtain jurors who can be more objective in their duties. This change may be a few towns away, or across the state. This is a list of legal terms, often from Latin: A mensa et thoro A mensa et thoro, from bed and board. ... A trial is, in the most general sense, a test, usually a test to see whether something does or does not meet a given standard. ... A jury trial is a trial where a judge or judges are supplemented by a jury, made up of citizens who are usually randomly selected and are generally not justice professionals. ... This article can be confusing for some readers, and needs to be edited for clarity. ... Publicity is one of the variables that comprise the promotional mix. ... A defendant is any party who is required to answer the complaint of a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit before a court, or any party who has been formally charged or accused of violating a criminal statute. ...


In law, the word venue designates the location where a trial will be held. It derives from the Latin word for "a place where people gather." Critical legal studies Jurisprudence Law (principle) Legal research Letter versus Spirit List of legal abbreviations Legal code Pointless law Natural justice Natural law Philosophy of law Religious law External links Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Law Look up law in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Venue is commonly the scene of an event or action (especially the place of a meeting). ... A jury trial is a trial where a judge or judges are supplemented by a jury, made up of citizens who are usually randomly selected and are generally not justice professionals. ... Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...


High-profile cases

Examples of high-profile cases with a change of venue include the trials in Virginia of Beltway sniper attacks defendants Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad. The crimes in the fall of 2002, which caused widespread public terror and news media publicity, occurred in Northern Virginia. Defense attorneys petitioned the local courts that their clients could not receive fair trials locally. In granting the "change of venue" requests, communities with similar demographics but more than 100 miles distant in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach in the far southeastern edge of the state were selected by the judges. State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Locations of the 15 sniper attacks numbered chronologically. ... Lee Boyd Malvo Lee Boyd Malvo (alias John Lee Malvo) (born February 18, 1985), along with John Allen Muhammad, was arrested on October 24, 2002 in connection with the Beltway sniper attacks. ... John Allen Muhammad (born John Allen Williams on December 31, 1960) carried out the Beltway sniper attacks in an apparent attempt to extort $10 million dollars through terrorism. ... News media satellite up-link trucks and photojournalists gathered outside the Prudential Financial headquarters in Newark, New Jersey in August, 2004 following the announcement of evidence of a terrorist threat to it and to buildings in New York City. ... Northern Virginia is an area in the northeastern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... Chesapeake is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads region of eastern Virginia in the United States. ... Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads area in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ...


A change of venue may be reflected in the formal language used in a trial. For example, when a bailiff or marshal calls the court to order part of the cry will take the form "in and for the County of San Francisco"; When there is a change of venue the cry will be, "in the County of San Francisco for the County of Alameda." A Bailiff in a United States courtroom Bailiff (from Late Latin bajulivus, adjectival form of bajulus) is a governor or custodian; cf. ... Marshal (also spelled Marshall) is a word used in several official titles of various branches of society. ...


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Change of venue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (308 words)
A change of venue is the legal term for moving a trial to a new location.
In high-profile matters, a change of venue may occur to move a jury trial away from a location where a fair and impartial jury may not be possible due to widespread publicity about a crime and/or defendant(s) to another community in order to obtain jurors who can be more objective in their duties.
In granting the "change of venue" requests, communities with similar demographics but more than 100 miles distant in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach in the far southeastern edge of the state were selected by the judges.
Chapter 14 — Jurisdiction; Venue; Change of Judge (2643 words)
The cost of a change of venue on the ground set forth in ORS 14.110 (1)(a) shall be paid by the plaintiff, and failure to pay such cost within 20 days after entry of the order for change of venue is ground for dismissal of the action or suit.
The cost of a change of venue on any ground shall not be taxed as a part of the costs of the case; and the clerk may require payment of such costs before the transcript and papers are transmitted.
An affidavit and motion for change of judge to hear the motions and demurrers or to try the case shall be made at the time of the assignment of the case to a judge for trial or for hearing upon a motion or demurrer.
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