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quash

To annul, vacate, void, abate, dispel, or overthrow. One quashes an indictment,a rebellion,or fears that a zoning variance will ruin the neighborhood. Use of the word “squash”instead of “quash” is inappropriate.

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COURT'S OPINION: The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered that, subject to the parties' entering into a written stipulation providing for (a) the redaction of identifying information concerning the participants in the clinical trials for which the medical records were subpoenaed, and (b) the confidential treatment of the redacted records, the physicians' motion to quash the subpoena be denied.
The ACLJ filed a motion to quash a subpoena in the Supreme Court of New York in Manhattan on February 14 contending the subpoena should be dismissed because it violates the First Amendment rights of the center by attempting to eliminate constitutionally protected speech.
TITLE ROLE: Toby Quash in The Battle of Agincourt - Henry V
COURT'S OPINION: The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, unanimously reversed the judgment of the lower court and granted the cross-motions of the hospitals to quash the subpoenas.
The court passed the order on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking its direction to quash the deal on the ground that it was against public interest as there has been squandering of natural resource that is the sky and air space.
Lawyers for Letterman, in a motion filed on Tuesday, contend the order is without merit and asked state district judge Daniel Sanchez to quash it.
The court could quash the conviction and substitute one of manslaughter.
She said: "The rumours are absolutely, totally untrue and I can categorically quash any talk that Goal
He said his members, many of whom are from Coventry and Warwickshire's Irish communities, had been "shocked to the core" by the decision to quash the verdict.
ISLAMABAD, September 15, 2009 (Frontier Star): Petition has been filed in Supreme Court (SC) praying the court to take suo motu notice in regard to registration of case against social dignitary Chaudhry Mukhtar in connection with stampede caused during ration distribution in the area of Khori garden in Karachi and issue orders to quash the case.
The highly significant ministerial inquiry will look at the legal test currently used by the Court of Appeal to quash criminal convictions.