Motion (legal) Jump to navigation Jump to search. In United States law, a motion is a procedural device to bring a limited, contested issue before a court for decision. It is a request to the judge (or judges) to make a decision about the case.What does the name motion mean?
Meaning of Motion: A motion is a topic or subject proposed as a basis of discussion. Since a member at a meeting formally introduces or moves a subject for discussion it is called a motion. With the permission of the chairman a motion is moved by an individual.