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hot bench noun


a judge or group of judges hearing a case that asks many questions; a judge or group of judges hearing a case that is quite familiar with the facts and the issues of the case
When dealing with a hot bench, it is likely that the bench's questions will force lawyers to answer questions out of order.

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