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Word: subpoena

Definition: writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena


Sentences Containing 'subpoena'

(During the trial, he announced to the court that he planned to set up similar townships in other states, and had the presiding judge served with an ersatz "subpoena" for a "Citizens Grand Jury", signing the document as "Judge".
2d 1088 (2001), was a federal case decided by United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, on the issue of an individual’s First Amendment right to speak anonymously on the Internet and a private party’s right to disclose the identity of the anonymous Internet user by enforcing a civil subpoena.
Although the court did not find suitable federal court authority on the issue of a third-party seeking through a civil subpoena to reveal the identities of anonymous Internet users, the court maintained that the anonymity of Internet speech is protected by the First Amendment.
Christie had been cited for his role in preparing and signing certain improper documents headed ‘Subpoena for Documents’ and having them served on parties uninvolved in the litigation.
Despite their protestations, Fitz and Bunk do trace the call using FBI technology and subpoena the billing information from the service provider.
Doe’s motion to quash the subpoena was granted.
Early in 1951, in response to a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee, Schlauch left the United States for Poland, writing an explanatory letter to the chair of the English Department at New York University, Oscar Cargill, in which she stated that she had been "so very happy at N.Y.U.!"
In February 2014 Sassi, and his friend Benchellali, sought a subpoena to compel Geoffrey Miller, the a former Commandant of the Guantanamo camp.
In particular, the court considered the following four factors to decide whether the subpoena should be issued: After analyzing and weighing these four factors, the court held that TMRT failed to show that the identities of these anonymous Internet users were directly and materially relevant to the core defense in the litigation, and thus the subpoena should not be issued.
InfoSpace Informed these users of receipt of the subpoena.
One of the users moved to quash the subpoena under a pseudonym John Doe (Doe), alleging that enforcement of the subpoena would violate his or her First Amendment right to speak anonymously.
Pitchess' office had claimed that such records were proprietary, and had refused to provide them following a subpoena duces tecum.
The court held that 2TheMart.com (TMRT) failed to show that the identities of these anonymous Internet users were directly and materially relevant to the core defense in the litigation, and thus the subpoena should not be issued.
The Maryland Insurance Administration subpoenaed the report, forcing Ullico to challenge the subpoena in court.
Therefore, Doe’s motion to quash the subpoena was granted.
This motion to quash raised an important issue on the First Amendment right of an Internet user, that is, whether and on what basis can a private party seek to discover the identity of anonymous Internet users through the enforcement of a civil subpoena?
Thom Holwerda, who reviewed the search engine for OSNews, praised its privacy features and shortcuts to site-specific searches as well as criticizing Google for, "...track pretty much everything you do", particularly because of the risk of such information being subject to a U.S. government subpoena.
To establish a defense that the defendant did not cause any injury to the plaintiff, TMRT issued a subpoena to a local internet service provider, Silicon Investor/InfoSpace, Inc.
To solve the issue whether a civil subpoena can be issued to discover the identities of Internet anonymous users, several states courts have set forth different tests, each attempting to balance the First Amendment right of the users to speak anonymously and the plaintiff’s right to remedy wrongful behavior on the Internet.
v. Seescandy.com" 185 F.R.D. 573 and "In re Subpoena Duces Tecum to America Online, Inc."
When Detective Leander Sydnor serves a subpoena for Davis's financial records as part of the major crimes unit's ongoing investigation into the Barksdale organization's finances, the senator is outraged.

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