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venue
used in In Cold Blood

6 uses
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Definition
the location of any event or action — especially a public event

or:

law:  the jurisdiction where a trial will be held
  • "You mean," Shultz slyly said, "you saw no reason for the court on its own motion to grant a change of venue?"
    4 — The Corner (84% in)
  • The advisability of requesting a change of venue was discussed, but as the elderly Mr. Fleming warned his client, "It wouldn't matter where in Kansas the trial was held.
    4 — The Corner (17% in)
  • According to Hickock, the "hostile atmosphere" in Garden City had made it impossible to empanel an unbiased jury, and therefore a change of venue should have been granted.
    4 — The Corner (81% in)
  • Shultz," he said, as though the name was a prolonged hiss, "the court cannot on its own grant a change of venue.
    4 — The Corner (84% in)
  • Explaining why he had not applied for a change of venue, he said, "I felt that since the Reverend Cowan, the minister of the Methodist church, and a man of substance here, a man of high standing, as well as many other ministers here, had expressed themselves against capital punishment, that at least the leaven had been cast in the area, and there were likely more people here inclined to be lenient in the matter of the penalty than perhaps in other parts of the state.
    4 — The Corner (84% in)
  • ...their clients had been unjustly convicted because legal counsel had not been appointed them until after they had confessed and had waived preliminary hearings; and because they were not competently represented at their trial, were convicted with the help of evidence seized without a search warrant (the shotgun and knife taken from the Hickock home), were not granted a change of venue even though the environs of the trial had been "saturated" with publicity prejudicial to the accused.
    4 — The Corner (93% in)

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