subpoena duces tecum


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subpoena duces tecum

(in law) a subpoena commanding a person to take books, papers, records, or other items to the court.

subpoena duces tecum

(sŭ-pē′nă doo′sēz tē′kŭm, soob poy′nă dook′ās tā′koom)
A process used in litigation that compels the party having control of documents, items, and materials relevant to issues in a lawsuit to produce them at a designated time and place.
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First, it provides guidance on the procedural requirements for obtaining a subpoena duces tecum by directing counsel to RCM 703.
166) The Ninth Circuit agreed that "limitations on a state court's subpoena and contempt powers stem from the sovereign immunity of the United States and from the Supremacy Clause," (167) but rejected the government's proposed definition of sovereign immunity from Boron as entailing the conclusion that federal courts could not compel federal agency obedience to a federal third-party subpoena duces tecum.
compliance with a subpoena duces tecum if the information sought is
A subpoena duces tecum is not a substitute for an unlawful warrantless search and seizure (i.
Virtually every custodian who complies with a subpoena duces tecum, must use his or her mind to sort out the files and to cull and organize documents.
The court found that the accountant, who violated a subpoena duces tecum by sending the documents in his possession to the plaintiff, did so only at the plaintiff's request.
Under this act, the federal, state, and local authorities must use a subpoena duces tecum -- a subpoena for documents -- instead of a search warrant if they want to seize a journalist's "work product" or documentary materials.
In this regard, a search warrant differs from a subpoena duces tecum,(1) which permits subjects to conduct their own searches for requested items while permitting the government to embark on a fairly wide-ranging and speculative inquiry for possible evidence.
The request for documents may be presented in the form of a subpoena duces tecum or by way of an informal request for documents.
Nasdaq:ESRX) announced that on August 13, 2002, the company received a subpoena duces tecum issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.
Elmer Labog, KMU chairperson, said the Republic Act 10973, which grants the PNP chief and the CIDG director and deputy director for administration the power to issue subpoena and subpoena duces tecum in relation to its investigations, allows the government to "circumvent due process and conduct mass arrests of [Duterte's] political dissenters and critics.
The subpoena 'shall state the nature and purpose of the investigation, shall be directed at the person whose attendance is required, and in the case of a subpoena duces tecum, it shall also contain a reasonable description of the books, documents or things demanded, which must be relevant to the investigation.