Civil Contempt

  • (noun): A failure to follow a court order that benefits someone else.

Some articles on contempt, civil, civil contempt:

Contempt Of Court - In Use Today - United States
... Under American jurisprudence, acts of contempt are divided into direct or indirect and civil or criminal ... Direct contempt occurs in the presence of a judge civil contempt is "coercive and remedial" as opposed to punitive ... Direct contempt is that which occurs in the presence of the presiding judge (in facie curiae) and may be dealt with summarily the judge notifies the offending ...
Susan McDougal - Biography - Whitewater Grand Jury and Civil Contempt of Court
... District Court Judge Susan Webber Wright sentenced her for civil contempt of court ... March 6, 1998, McDougal spent the maximum possible 18 months imprisonment for civil contempt, including 8 months in solitary confinement, and was subjected to "diesel ...

Famous quotes containing the words contempt and/or civil:

    So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past; and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    Both of us felt more anxiety about the South—about the colored people especially—than about anything else sinister in the result. My hope of a sound currency will somehow be realized; civil service reform will be delayed; but the great injury is in the South. There the Amendments will be nullified, disorder will continue, prosperity to both whites and colored people will be pushed off for years.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)