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Status Quo

[Latin, The existing state of things at any given date.] Status quo ante bellum means the state of things before the war. The status quo to be preserved by a preliminary injunction is the last actual, peaceable, uncontested status which preceded the pending controversy.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Thus, a candidate seeking a recount of the ballots through an election protest will have to file a separate quo warranto petition if needed.
In the face of changes to the status quo in regional security, Taiwan and Japan need to engage in more exchanges and interaction to cope with the challenges, Tsai added.
Last month, the Supreme Court granted the quo warranto petition of Solicitor General Jose Calida against former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in a landmark ruling.
remove her from office via quo warranto, since the 1987 Constitution mandates that impeachable officials like her can be ousted 'only by impeachment.'
After the Panamagate case verdict, there was a fear among parliamentarians regarding the exercise of 'quo warranto' jurisdiction by the courts.
Coghlan explains the switch from Status Quo and how the need for a Quo sound came about by saying, "since leaving [Status Quo] in 1981 I've played with loads of guitarists and they'd say let's stick a couple of Quo songs in and they would come unstuck.
"Being from a rock 'n' roll background ourselves, The Jokers have looked up to Status Quo ever since we were kids."
However, when The Quo came onstage they totally blew me away.
Newcastle City Hall became a regular Status Quo stop-off point from 1973 when in March that year you could buy tickets to see the band for 60p!
"He has endless merchandise, a Quo tattoo, and over 300 CDs and records.
SEEING Status Quo's Francis Rossi posing for a picture (02.06.15) with rock band Twister (two members being from Stockton) brought back memories of the time I went to see Quo in concert at the Newcastle City Hall back in the Eighties.
Veteran rockers Status Quo were rocking all over the Toon last night -- or the Metro Radio Arena at the very least.