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n a prayer making a request on behalf of one's self.
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Although the issue was not specifically before the Blixseth Court, if a debtor contests an involuntary petition, the petitioning creditors have the burden of proving that the debtor is generally not paying its debts, not otherwise subject to a bona fide dispute as to liability or amount, as such debts become due.
Suffragette leaders Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst believed that petitioning a parliament of men was a waste of time.
Do electronic petitioning systems necessarily stimulate broader voter engagement and increased political participation?
A White House spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment about the petitioning guidelines.
Petitioning the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set in motion mechanisms defined by law that are different from those that we are accustomed to using day by day.
However, the Eleventh Circuit's holding serves as a warning to petitioning creditors that seek to appeal a bankruptcy court's dismissal of their involuntary bankruptcy petition.
Tabled in the House of Commons on February 13, 2013, Motion 428 aims to modernize and improve Canada's antiquated paper-based petitioning process by establishing a system for electronic petitions.
Abandoning their long and noble fight for the rights of the downtrodden against powerful special interests, the two voted to levy what amounted to a poll tax on people petitioning their government.
Plus Three" or the "Company"), a strategic marketing and technology agency serving major US political organizations and world-class non-profit institutions, today announced that it has been selected by Americans for Our Heritage and Recreation (AHR) to create and manage its national petitioning system.
The courts have been generally unreceptive to single creditor involuntary petitions, considering them two-party disputes between the debtor and the petitioning creditor that should be adjudicated in a forum other than the bankruptcy court.
In other words, it is not because the right to petition is a Charter right that the petitioning procedure is beyond the authority of the Assembly.
They're trying to charge us for petitioning the government,'' said Richard Close, a Valley VOTE leader.