Nova Scotia. Supreme Court (Richmond County)

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Nova Scotia. Supreme Court (Richmond County)

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        In 1774, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia's circuit system was established by an act of the legislature. In this system, judges travelled to outlying areas to hold court. By 1834 the initial requirement to have cases heard in the presence of two or more judges was removed and a single judge hearing cases on circuit was invested with the full powers and jurisdiction of the court in Halifax. A sitting of the supreme court was established at Arichat shortly after Cape Breton Island was reannexed to Nova Scotia in 1820. Richmond became a separate county in 1835.


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