in contempt

in contempt (of court)

In law, guilty of showing disrespect or disobedience to the judge or procedures of a court. You will stop this abusive line of questioning or I will hold you in contempt of court!
See also: contempt

in contempt (of court)

showing disrespect for a judge or courtroom procedures. The bailiff ejected the lawyer who was held in contempt. The judge found the juror in contempt of court when she screamed at the attorney.
See also: contempt
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It was Srivastava's plea that since the disciplinary proceedings had not been concluded within six months from the date of the Supreme Court's order, the Secretary was in contempt of the top court's order.
In the case of Supreme Court Bar Association of 1998, India's top court held an advocate in contempt for obstruction of the course of justice.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz , who had been declared disqualified from holding public office by the Supreme Court of Pakistan after being found in contempt of court, on Wednesday withdrew his plea against the disqualification verdict.
ISLAMABAD ndash Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz said contempt of court was safer than contempt of, as he broke off mid-sentence while explaining his decision to withdraw his please against being disqualified from holding public office by the Supreme Court of Pakistan after having been found in contempt of court.
Talal was the third PML-N leader to be found in contempt of court in ongoing year.
Talal Chaudhry had been disqualified for five years in contempt of court case by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on Thursday.
The Supreme Court (SC) has clipped the power of the Senate to detain personalities and witnesses cited in contempt during legislative inquiries.
The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that a person summoned as a witness and, for some reasons, declared in contempt, cannot be detained indefinitely by the Senate under its power of contempt imposed during its inquiry in aid of legislation.
In issuing its ruling, the high court said it had to 'strike a balance' between the interest of the Senate and the rights of persons held in contempt during legislative inquiries.
Islamabad -- Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Talal Chaudhry for five years in contempt of court case.
Legal experts informed media after the verdict that though the PML-N leader retains the right to file a review petition, in contempt cases it is very unlikely that a verdict is reversed.
Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi said Nehal Hashmi also indulged in contempt of court.
The ASG said that he has passed an order on Monday that he is not in contempt of court.
Accordingly, while it seems appropriate to conclude bankruptcy courts possess at least a modicum of inherent authority to sanction, and presumably (although not explicitly) to find a party in contempt, it is equally appropriate to be cautious and assume that not all, if any, of the criminal contempt power, especially for indirect contempt, can be securely grounded in the inherent power of the bankruptcy court.
The former shadow Home Secretary told the BBC's Andrew Marr show: "I'm going to put down a contempt motion, a motion which says that Tony Blair has held the House in contempt.