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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Law (general)
Spanish term or phrase:mesa de partes
Ante la mesa de partes de los juzgados penales del Poder Judicial, Margarita y Pedro Toledo, hermanos del Presidente de la República, denunciaron ayer individualmente al publicista argentino Daniel Borobio por US$ 1 millón, cada uno.
Explanation: Before the full bench of the criminal courts of the Judicial...
Bench = The court itself, or the aggregate of the judges composing a court. The judges taken collectively.
West´s Law & Comm. Dictionary
en banc: "In the bench" or "full bench." Refers to court sessions with the entire membership of a court participating rather than the usual quorum. U.S. courts of appeals usually sit in panels of three judges, but may expand to a larger number in certain cases. They are then said to be sitting en banc.