bench ruling

Definition of "bench ruling"
  1. A decision delivered verbally by the judge in the courtroom directly after hearing arguments
How to use "bench ruling" in a sentence
  1. The judge made a bench ruling immediately after hearing the evidence presented by both attorneys.
  2. It was a complex case, but a swift bench ruling was made to hasten the conclusion of the trial.
  3. Despite the escalation of the situation, the judge decided to make a bench ruling and resolved the matter quickly.

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