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scandal

Law a libellous action or statement

Scandal

See also Controversy.
Scapegoat (See DUPERY.)
Abélard, Peter
(1079–c. 1144) French theologian takes Héloïse, abbess, as lover; marries her in secret. [Fr. Hist.: EB, I: 18]
Black Sox Scandal
Chicago White Sox baseball players accused of taking bribes to lose the 1919 World Series. [Sports: EB, II: 66]
Chappaquiddick
car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunges off bridge; woman companion dies (1969). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1969), 452]
Edward VIII
(1894–1972) King of Britain whose decision to marry a divorcee forced him to abdicate throne (1936). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 835–836]
$64,000 Question, The
game show discovered to be fixed (1958). [TV: Terrace, II, 295–296]
South Sea Bubble
fraud is exposed in British South Sea Company (1720). [Br. Hist.: EB, IX: 383]
Teapot Dome
government oil reserves fraudulently leased to private concerns (1922). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 353]
Watergate
scandals involving Nixon’s administration (1972). [Am. Hist.: Kane, 460–462]
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Scrutiny of Parliament is not a ticket to scandalise the institution.
'The contemnor in his two speeches not only abused the judges of this court but has scandalised the court and did everything to bring the court into hatred, ridicule and contempt, which is substantially detrimental to the administration of justice and scandalises the court and tends to bring the court and judges of the court into hatred and ridicule,' the judgement said.
He contended that all these statements fall under the contempt of court law and to scandalise the courts.
To scandalise the court or act for bringing the Supreme Court into hatred, ridicule or contempt was not even the last thing on his mind and whatever stated might have been taken into account without relevance to the context due to media reporting, he added.
In his petition, he prayed to the court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the former premier under article 204 (2b) of the constitution that reads: 'A court shall have the power to punish any person who (a) abuses, interferes with or obstruct the process of the court in any way or (b) scandalise the court or otherwise does anything which tends to bring the court or a judge of the court into hatred, ridicule or contempt.'
To scandalise the court or to act for bringing the Supreme Court into hatred, ridicule or contempt was not even the last thing on his mind and whatever stated might have been taken into account without relevance to the context due to media reporting, he added.
In his petition, he prayed to the court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the former prime minister under article 204 (2b) of the constitution that reads 'a court shall have the power to punish any person who (a) abuses, interferes with or obstruct the process of the court in any way or (b) scandalise the court or otherwise does anything which tends to bring the court or a judge of the Court into hatred, ridicule or contempt.'