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kuhn tempt

  • n  lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    he was held in contempt
  • n  a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
  • n  open disrespect for a person or thing
  • n  a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body

  • The House Judiciary Committee voted to seek contempt citations over the aides refusal to cooperate in an inquiry into the firing of federal prosecutors.
  • So the other, or at least next, shoe has dropped in the Alberto Gonzales hearings, with the House Judiciary Committee voting "to seek contempt of Congress citations against .
  • In Housing Court, a contempt hearing in a long-running battle between tenants and the landlord at the landmark Windermere building was put off for a day.
News & Articles

  • Spirit/Guide police reports June 9
    Abington Indirect criminal contempt … Robert Kiesel, 43, of Unity Street, Philadelphia, was charged with indirect criminal contempt after a victim reported that Kiesel called her from prison about 61 times April 5 at 8:30 p.m. while she had an active protection order against him, police said. The victim answered one call that came up unavailable on her caller ID and heard Kiesel screaming and ...
    June 13, 2013 - Public Spirit & The Willow Grove Guide
  • Police Log: Week of June 9
    Abington Indirect criminal contempt … Robert Kiesel, 43, of Unity Street, Philadelphia, was charged with indirect criminal contempt after a victim reported that Kiesel called her from prison about 61 times April 5 at 8:30 p.m. while she had an active protection order against him, police said. The victim answered one call that came up unavailable on her caller ID and heard Kiesel screaming and ...
    June 13, 2013 - Times Chronicle & Glenside News & The Globe
  • Men held in contempt of civil court could remain in court indefinitely
    Two Carteret County men, who were found in contempt of civil court, will remain in jail until they agree to tear down the homes they've lived in on the land they grew up on.
    June 12, 2013 - News Channel 12 New Bern
Quotes

  • Harold Pinter in FOXNews
    The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law,said Pinter, known for his outspoken criticism of US foreign policy.
  • Pope Benedict XVI in International Herald Tribune
    The hatred and contempt for men, women and children that was manifested in the Shoah was a crime against God and against humanity,Benedict told the visiting leaders, using the Hebrew term for the Holocaust. "This should be clear to...
  • John Paul Stevens in The Associated Press
    Stevens, who plans to retire this summer, added that "other groups may exclude or mistreat Jews, blacks and women — or those who do not share their contempt for Jews, blacks and women. A free society must tolerate such groups. It need not...

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