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JUDGMENT, ARREST OF, practice. This takes place when the court withhold judgment from the plaintiff on the ground that there is some error appearing on the face of the record, which vitiates the proceedings. In consequence of such error, on whatever part of the record it may arise, from the commencement of the suit to the time when the motion in arrest of judgment is made, the court are bound to arrest the judgment.
     2. It is, however, only with respect to objections apparent on the record, that such motions can be made. They cannot, in general, be made in respect to formal objections. This was formerly otherwise, and judgments were constantly arrested for matters of mere form; 3 Bl. Corn. 407; 2 Reeves, 448; but this abuse has been long remedied by certain statutes passed at different periods, called the statutes of amendment and jeofails, by the effect of which, judgments, cannot, in general, now be arrested for any objection of form. Steph. Pl. 117; see 3 Bl. Com. 393; 21 Vin. Ab. 457; 1 Sell. Pr. 496.

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Look here," resumed D'Artagnan; "here is Monsieur de Bragelonne, who determined at all risks to aid the arrest of Broussel and whom I had great difficulty to prevent defending Monsieur de Comminges.
It came about in this wise: the officers were pacified on learning the rank of those with whom they had been engaged, and withdrew from the contest, considering that whatever the result might be they were likely to get the worst of the battle; but one of them, the one who had been thrashed and kicked by Don Fernando, recollected that among some warrants he carried for the arrest of certain delinquents, he had one against Don Quixote, whom the Holy Brotherhood had ordered to be arrested for setting the galley slaves free, as Sancho had, with very good reason, apprehended.
The contract includes 24 lots, each of which is subject to a contract for the supply of hot food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and dry food (canned) for the purposes of these arrests to the District Office "Execution of Sentences": Arrest Blagoevgrad Ares Razlog, Sandanski Arrest, Arrest Petrich Arrest Slivnitza Arrest Svishtov, Vidin Arrest, Arrest Oriahovo, Gabrovo Arrest, Arrest Balchik Arrest Kardzhali, Kyustendil Arrest, Arrest Dupnitsa Arrest Montana, Lom Arrest, Arrest Pernik, Razgrad Arrest, Arrest Silistra, Targovishte Arrest, Arrest Popovo Mustafapasa Arrest, Arrest Shumen, Yambol Arrest, Arrest of Elhovo.
They included the arrest of two men near Palm Springs wanted for murder in Sinaloa, Mexico.
Supreme Court described the scope of the search incident to arrest of an occupant in a vehicle as anywhere within the passenger compartment, including containers the officer discovers.
By calling for the arrest of middle-class men for buying sex on the street, the societies were clearly policing their own class as well as the poor, contrary to Robert Shoemaker's recent contention that they represent a growing eighteenth-century desire to police the poor.
The arrest of Father Lu and Father Cheng is yet another [example of] ongoing religious persecution in China," said Joseph Kung, president of the Cardinal Kung Foundation and a nephew of the late Cardinal Kung.
The arrest of a Catholic priest after he opposed corruption in allocation of public land has caused an outcry in Kenya.
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Police were familiar with a vehicle described by witnesses, which led to the arrest of Kevin Bowers, 18, and a 17-year-old, both arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism and committing a hate crime, De Los Santos said.
The more significant issue in Henry was not the warrantless arrest of the suspects but the warrantless entry of the apartment by the arrest team.
Another mass arrest of 30 - 40 Catholics took place during the Easter season, April 13-19, 1995.