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subpoena

(səpē`nə) [Lat.,=under penalty], in law, an order to a witness to appear before a court. A subpoena ad testificandum [Lat.,= to testify under penalty], the technical term denoting an ordinary subpoena, is a command for an individual to appear at a particular time and place to testify on a specific matter. A subpoena duces tecum [Lat.,=bring with you under penalty] requires a witness to produce at trial books, personal papers, or other material relevant to a judicial proceeding. Failure to obey a subpoena constitutes contemptcontempt,
in law, interference with the functioning of a legislature or court. In its narrow and more usual sense, contempt refers to the despising of the authority, justice, or dignity of a court.
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 of court, though subpoenas can be challenged.

subpoena

a writ issued by a court of justice requiring a person to appear before the court at a specified time
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28) Specifically, Congress struck the word "board" in Article 47(a)(1) and replaced it with the words "board, or has been duly issued a subpoena duces tecum for an investigation pursuant to section 832(b) of this title (article 32(b)).
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The defendant was charged with DUI and the state filed a motion for leave to issue a subpoena duces tecum to a hospital for the defendant's medical records for the day the defendant was involved in a motor vehicle accident and treated at the hospital.
See Liberty's Opposition to White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd's Motion to Dismiss Petition of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for Order Enforcing Arbitration Panel's Subpoena Duces Tecum at 8-9 n.
It should be noted, however, that the Rhenquist Court passed up such an opportunity in its 1997 denial of certiorari in In re Grand Jury Subpoena Duces Tecum.
Mailing to a nonparty does not constitute service of the subpoena duces tecum.
After obtaining initial written discovery from the doctor, send depositions on written questions with a subpoena duces tecum to the doctor's medical school and residency program.
Investigators should be aware that because grand juries possess the authority to subpoena all information relevant to matters under their investigation, financial records may also be obtained through a grand jury subpoena duces tecum.
In such a case, the litigant's counsel may want to inspect the appraisal or written documents of the appraiser, and could request access to such appraisals either informally or through a subpoena duces tecum.