from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A writ requiring appearance in court to give testimony.
- transitive v. To serve or summon with such a writ.
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- n. A writ requiring someone to appear in court to give testimony.
- v. To summon with a subpoena.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court
- v. serve or summon with a subpoena
Protection against contempt for refusing a subpoena is a far cry from being immune to a search warrant.
Working on my motion to quash this week, I was wondering if I was just delusional in thinking that the facts in this case area really, really clearly on my side, and that this subpoena is abusively broad.
So the issuance of a subpoena is a simple task, done hundreds of thousands of times a day across the country.
From the subpoena: "This subpoena is issued under the authority contained in 49 U.S.C. §§ 40113 and 46104; and 49 C. F.R § 1503.3."
I wondered if they just waved a paper in front of the guy -- personally I wouldn't know a real subpoena from a piece of letterhead with signatures on it typed up by the very people standing at my door.
Anyways, Indymedia received a subpoena from the US Justice Department asking for details of all site visitors on a particular date.
The Obama Administration also defied a subpoena from the U.S.
If this subpoena is not a fishing expedition then what is?
It sounds as if asking for the subpoena is illegal.
Our subpoena is aimed at letting Rove explain all he did to give himself, Bush, and Dick Cheney another term in the White House.