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MATTER, SCANDALOUS, equity pleading. A false and malicious statement of facts, not relevant to the cause. But nothing which is positively relevant, however harsh or gross the charge may be, can be considered scandalous. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4163.
     2. A bill cannot by the general practice, be referred for impertinence after the defendant has answered, or submitted to answer, but it may be referred for scandal at any time, and even upon the application of a stranger to the suit, for he has the right to prevent the records of the court from being made the vehicle of spreading slanders against himself. Id. n. 41f 64.

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Gordana Duvnjak comments for Utrinski Vesnik that a scandalous arrest of a leader of a political party only one day after elections ended scandalously - with a 7 year prison sentence.
Mike Tindall has previously been made a scapegoat, the World Cup winner scandalously fined pounds 25,000 and jettisoned from the squad presumably on the basis he's now a bit famous having married royalty.
Sometimes, even those who graduate have taken one scandalously easy course after another, so their credits are really empty.
Illanes said his life has been "scandalously different" since he and his colleagues were rescued in October after spending 69 days trapped 700 metres underground by a cave-in.
They're both scandalously bad and spookily similar.
Only in a legal system as shamefully slow and scandalously expensive as ours could this 11- year, pounds 10-million, non-conviction be regarded as any kind of justice..
He refers to the "scandalously high number--about 38 percent" of prisoners who are African American.
Sapienza said that he had included Wilde in Provocations: Aphorisms for an Anti-conformist Christianity because he was a "writer who lived perilously and somewhat scandalously but who has left us some razor-sharp maxims with a moral." Wilde, who was born to Protestant parents in Dublin, once stated, "I am not a Catholic--I am simply a violent Papist."
But after receiving a scandalously light sentence it now appears he is troubled by the noise being made by other inmates in Wakefield prison.
Later generations would use Pilate's portrait to extend bloodguilt for the death of Jesus to the whole Jewish community, scandalously using Jesus' own gospel of love to incite a legacy of racism and destruction.
Last fall, the Wilmington News Journal blew the lid off of scandalously high inmate mortality rates at state prisons.
In an issue devoted to the creative re-use of old buildings, it seems a good moment to take stock of the campaigning work of SAVE, the conservation and pressure group dedicated to publicising the plight of the UK's often scandalously endangered historic buildings and places.