criminal contempt


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Noun1.criminal contempt - an act of disrespect that impedes the administration of justice
contempt of court - disrespect for the rules of a court of law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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While both the majority and the dissent agreed that criminal contempt penalties would not be affected by a subsequent PTO invalidity determination, they disagreed on the implications for civil contempt penalties.
BOSTON -- A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty Monday to a criminal contempt of court charge.
The judge ordered Del Gadio to be imprisoned for three consecutive days, fined defendants $2,000 for the two criminal contempt charges, and ordered defendants to pay the landlord's attorney's fees and costs.
After having already been held in criminal contempt of Congress for an ongoing coverup of the Obama administration's deadly "Fast and Furious" gun-running program, Attorney General Eric Holder is facing a fresh challenge: an effort by some GOP lawmakers to impeach him before the end of the year.
Obviously chairman NAB letter not only amounts to judicial contempt but also a civil and criminal contempt.
The Owners of the Ship or Vessel 'Normar Splendour' [1999] 6 MLJ 652 referred to 'the courts' having an inherent jurisdiction to punish for criminal contempt.
The AP and Fairey eventually settled the case for an undisclosed sum, but government prosecutors forged ahead with a criminal contempt charge related to Fairey's cover-up.
In particular, it will focus on the distinction drawn between civil contempt of court and criminal contempt of court.
Second, this Note claims that while the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda may promulgate procedural rules governing contempt hearings, they are not empowered to create criminal contempt laws.
Todie was on probation for criminal contempt and not supposed to leave the country.
His brother Marcus was charged with criminal contempt and sentenced to 179 days behind bars.