change of venue
The removal of a trial to a locale other than that in which the case was first brought before a court.

The defense moved for a change of venue, as the media coverage had made selecting an impartial jury from the small town impossible


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  • change of venue — change of venue: a procedure available under title 28 section 1404 of the U.S. Code for the transfer of a case by a court in which the case is brought to another court where the case could have been properly brought and which would be more… …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • change of venue — Law. the removal of a trial to another jurisdiction. * * * change of venue Change of place of trial • • • Main Entry: ↑venue * * * change of venue, a change of the place of a trial …   Useful english dictionary

  • change of venue — The removal of a suit begun in one county or district to another county or district for trial, though the term is also sometimes applied to the removal of a suit from one court to another court of the same county or district. In criminal cases a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • change of venue — The removal of a suit begun in one county or district to another county or district for trial, though the term is also sometimes applied to the removal of a suit from one court to another court of the same county or district. In criminal cases a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • change of venue — noun 1. a change of place. 2. Law the removal of trial to another jurisdiction …   Australian English dictionary

  • change of venue — Law. the removal of a trial to another jurisdiction. * * * …   Universalium

  • change of venue — The removal of a cause for trial from one county to another county. See 56 Am J1st Ven § 42 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • demand for change of venue — A formal application for change of venue, presenting the ground upon which a change is demanded, and supported by affidavit. 56 Am J1st Ven § 60 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • change of location — Removal or transfer from old to new location. Weber County v. Ritchie, 98 Utah 272, 96 P.2d 744. See change of domicile change of venue …   Black's law dictionary

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