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n a prayer making a request on behalf of one's self.
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Alternatively, when juries petitioned for release of prisoners, they were usually appealing against the harshness of the sentence imposed or the fact that they had felt pressured to convict.
As for the second question, that is, whether the Assembly may be petitioned directly by an individual, the answer is no.
Last month, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and eight other groups petitioned CPSC to ban the products.
PPG Industries and two other domestic makers of automotive replacement (ARG) windshields today petitioned for relief from dumping of replacement windshields imported from China.
Imagine the precedent, she argued, if 89 cities and a number of school districts in the county all petitioned for secession and the county had to foot the bill.
today petitioned for relief from dumping of automotive replacement glass (ARG) windshields imported from the People's Republic of China.
In a pending case, Carpenter and three other domestic stainless steel rod producers petitioned the U.