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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Fresenius and ePlus both indicate that neither prior litigation judgments for damages that are final after appeal, nor criminal contempt sanctions, should be altered by subsequent PTO decisions.
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. Institution was defamed.
I find you in direct criminal contempt. 30 days in the county jail," he declared.
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. It is submitted that the inherent power to punish for contempt being restricted in these observations to 'superior courts' and 'criminal contempt' only were relevant to the specific context of the observations at the time and do not reflect the full scope of the courts' inherent jurisdiction to punish for 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.
(11) This creates four types of contempt: direct civil contempt, direct criminal contempt, indirect civil contempt, and indirect criminal contempt.
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.