AJ Ferate, Of Counsel at Spencer Fane LLP, defines "en banc" in this episode of Legal Terms.

Learn more about A.J. Ferate at: http://fordhamlawreview.org/issues/redefining-en-banc-review-in-the-federal-courts-of-appeals/


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What does the term “en banc” mean?

Redefining En Banc Review in the Federal Courts of Appeals

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"En banc" means “on the bench” in French. Generally speaking, when the circuit court hears an argument, they will assign a three judge panel. And oftentimes, after the decision is rendered in that matter, uh, sometimes parties will essentially go ask for hearing en banc, which means that the entire circuit court will sit and hear the argument to determine whether or not the three judge panel ruled correctly or not.