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petitioner

A person who files a complaint in an equity court, such as a divorce court, or who requests relief from an administrative body.In many states,all persons who initiate lawsuits are now called plaintiffs.

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Until recently, guidelines for British Columbia's parliamentary petition submission process were only provided within our Standing Orders.
A newly created petition is not posted on WTP immediately; it must first demonstrate a minimum degree of general interest.
Voters cannot sign petitions with the same expectation of privacy that they bring into the polling booth, because signing a petition is not the same as voting.
His explanation for why he struck the first blow with the bat was `to get him to stop,''' the petition said.
The act permits a taxing authority to petition the court to convert or dismiss a case, whichever is in the best interests of creditors and the estate, if the debtor fails to timely file a tax return or obtain an extension.
Denial of the petition to ban CCA-treated wood in consumer products
The average person doesn't know they should hire an attorney before running for office," said Deb Gordils, a mother of two who successfully fought off a petition challenge but ultimately lost her race against 33rd Ward Alderman Richard E Mell, father-in-law of Gov.
I am absolutely sure that I can rehabilitate myself," he was utilizing a common petition strategy--first attempt to minimise the gravity of the offense (an indiscretion, a fit of passion, the evil of drink, provocation) and then claim to have seen the error of your ways.
The petition began circulating in September 1999, and the signatures were submitted to the National Assembly two days prior to Carter's arrival.
The next tool tackled by Rosenthal was the Countervailing Duty petition.
The district court dismissed the claims of the present detainees, noting that they could petition for habeas corpus relief to challenge their current confinement.
Boyle asked for an urgent review of this Petition and that the appropriate organs of the United Nations, as well its member states, institute criminal proceedings against President Bush for committing the international crime of genocide against the children of Iraq.