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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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Richard Groom will give a talk about the MPs for Kidderminster, including Richard Godson - the first to be elected for almost 600 years in 1834 - and Albert Grant - said to be the most scandalous of them all.
On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear Brunetti's challenge to a part of federal law that says officials should refuse to register trademarks that are "scandalous" or "immoral." Brunetti says it should be struck down as an unconstitutional restriction on speech.
Waiting up to a decade to learn the precise circumstances that surrounded a loved one's death is scandalous."
She added the approval of the resolution in only three session days and 'without public scrutiny' made its passage 'even more scandalous.'
Tam decision strike down the disparagement provision, (2) it served as a springboard for In re Brunetti to invalidate the bar against immoral and scandalous marks later that year.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Saturday granted interim order and restrained former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IREO real estate company, Ramesh Sanka, from posting libelous, malicious and scandalous messages containing name of firm's incumbent Indian Managing Director (IMD) Lalit Goyal on any social media sites.
It is scandalous workers' badly Dan GMB trade Within some areas of Greater Manchester, workers in other industries can be more unhealthy than those making clothes, however.
Journalists tend to serialize political scandals and publish scandalous information bit by bit instead of all at once in a single news article.
Myrna Ivonne Wallace Fuentes; MOST SCANDALOUS WOMAN; University of Oklahoma Press (Nonfiction: Biography) 34.95 ISBN: 9780806157474
ARSENE Wenger hit out at a "scandalous" penalty decision after Arsenal lost their way and slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Watford.
Scandalous Productions Dance Company, based at Nortonthorpe Mills, Scissett, won the TeenStar competition in front of a capacity crowd at the Alban Arena in St Albans.
THE Pope has denounced the "scandalous" amounts of money which governments and world institutions have found to save ailing banks, but not suffering people, including migrants who are dying as they try to cross the Mediterranean.