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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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I urge anyone who is vaguely interested in rock or pop music to take the opportunity of seeing The Quo live at our gig in May - I guarantee you will have a great night out!
Dean added: "People say I'm really hard to buy a Christmas present for but I say 'Just get me something to do with the Quo.'"
Closing with the obligatory epic, Slow Train, here the Quo stray a little too close to prog grand-standing with a jiggy little breakdown that smacks of the Tap.
Her enduring loyalty to the band is chronicled in a library of scrapbooks filled with newspaper cuttings charting the Quo's highs and lows.
Calida also said that the issue of lack of Sereno's integrity, which was the main basis of the SC's decision, is not a political question and the one-year period to file the quo warranto petition does not apply to her.
Stressing that the grounds for the impeachment case and the quo warranto are the same-Sereno's missing wealth declaration documents in her 2012 application-the petitioner-lawmakers said that the SC could have 'held in abeyance any action that would have mooted or defeated the...
'We [have filed an] opposition-in-intervention to the quo warranto petition filed by the OSG against Sereno so that we could be included in the proceedings and support the Chief Justice from the quo warranto case filed against her,' Tinio said.
The Quo will be joined by 80s new-wave singer Kim Wilde and songwriter Roy Wood.
Joe Brown, who will be 70 next year, warmed up the Quo fans and I loved Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.
''The Quo has been guilty over the past few years of having an album with a couple of good tracks on, putting them in for one or two tours, then taking them out.
Coronation St: Quo Street; Fiona Phillips: Swan Vesta Rock; Rolf Harris: Quo Duo; Carol Smilie: Hello; Sir Steve Redgrave: Guitars; Alice Cooper: Unconscious Impression; Fern Britton: Love The Quo; Bill Tidy: Status Quo By The Sea; Chris Tarrant: Untitled; Liverpool FC: Untitled; James Herbert: Never too Dead To Rock; Harry Hill: Siamese Quo
Viewers will see the Quo on their screens on September 23 in an episode to celebrate ITV's 50th anniversary.