27 December 2005

Kings in the New World

Pennsylvania, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Florida and Virginia all have a King's Bench. The King is gone, but the term, which refers to the extraordinary original jurisdiction of the State's highest court, still has that name in those states. Colorado has the same concept, but it is not called by that name here.

1 comment:

Off Colfax said...

You know, Andrew, this is particularly wierd after reading today's Daily Scribble.