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an act of disrespect that impedes the administration of justice

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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.
Part II of this Note will give a brief overview of the law of contempt and major developments in Supreme Court jurisprudence that affect the distinction between civil and criminal contempt.
Finally, Part IV articulates why the Tribunals' constitutive documents forbid the judges from employing their inherent powers to legislate criminal contempt laws.
Attorney's Office to prosecute Wallace for criminal contempt.
He also appointed Henry Schuelke, a Washington-based lawyer, to begin criminal contempt proceedings against the six-member prosecution team based on its failures and "potential obstruction of justice".
The AFN was attempting to promote the Olympics and the deals made with corporate sponsors, but the protesters declare 'No Olympics on stolen Native land' and invoke the name of the late Harriet Nahanee, an Aboriginal rights activist who was sentenced to two weeks in a provincial jail in 2007 for criminal contempt of court for her part in the Sea-to-Sky Highway-expansion protest.
The commission has no power to hold the newspaper in civil or criminal contempt.
Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian political activist and former professor of the University of South Florida, released on bail in Virginia on September 2 after more than five years in federal custody, faces criminal contempt charges despite a plea agreement that he would not have to testify in any other case.
Summary: Palestinian activist and former university professor Sami al-Arian was arraigned this week in US federal court on two counts of criminal contempt for his refusal to testify in a grand jury investigation of a Northern Virginia Muslim think tank.
Famed attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs dodged criminal contempt charges last month that stemmed from Hurricane Katrina litigation when a U.
Although arguably any action that directly obstructs the effort of Congress to exercise its constitutional powers may constitute a contempt, in the last seventy years the contempt power (primarily through the criminal contempt process) has generally been employed only in instances of refusals of witnesses to appear before committees, to respond to questions, or to produce documents.
The person could later be charged with criminal contempt, said Barbara McQuade, a former US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan who teaches law at the University of Michigan.
Omtatah argues the respondent sare guilty of criminal contempt because by deliberately disobeying the court orders they have substantially undermined the cause of justice.