“A "contemnor" is entitled to apply to court and be heard”
“But there must be an opportunity to purge the contempt, allowing the contemnor to perform some affirmative complying act.”
“Now, Arizona courts must hold hearings every 35 days for those held in civil contempt on family-law issues, and judges must find that a contemnor has the ability to comply with the order.”
“With the party and judge at loggerheads over, say, the availability of funds, it is often the contemnor who loses, forced to remain behind bars at the mercy of a skeptical judge.”
“I see no principled distinction between a SCOTUS ruling — which is a law — and a statute directing the executive branch to act against a contemnor.”
“David: Well I understand that, but the question seems premised on the position that Congress forcing the DOJ to prosecute someone is the only way for congress to have some it deems a contemnor held in contempt.”
“The ability of judges to jail parents without a trial is possible because failure to pay child support is usually handled as a civil matter, meaning that the non-custodial parent - or the "contemnor" in legal terms - is found guilty of contempt of court and ordered to appear at a hearing.”
“December a list of the subscriptions was called for, and on the 16th they resolved, that if any lord, spiritual or temporal, should attempt to obtain a charter to erect a bank, "he should be deemed a contemnor of the authority of that house, and a betrayer of the liberty of his country.”
“In Wednesday's order, the Bench said that since the incident had taken place in full public view inside the court hall of the Supreme Court and since the contemnor did not show any remorse and had admitted to her action, the procedure adopted by Justice Pasayat for punishing her and the other contemnors could not be faulted.”
“I have no doubt … that the procedure in contempt is of a criminal nature and that the case against the alleged contemnor must be proved to the criminal standard of proof.”
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