Motion to Quash – request the court nullify process or an act instituted by the other party or previous court decision (i.e. nullify a warrant or subpoena)

Motion to Quash:

(18c.) A party’s request that the court nullify process or an act instituted by the other party, as in seeking to nullify a subpoena.”

     A motion to quash is a request to a court to render a previous decision of that court or a lower judicial body null or invalid. [2]  For instance, a motion to quash could be filed on a warrant that was previously issued.  

 

References:

[1]:  Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Scott Hatch, Lisa Zimmer Hatch, Paralegal Career For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, (March 3, 2011): https://books.google.com/books?id=m6DdlyvmfEUC&pg=PA143&dq=%22motion+to+quash%22++dummies&hl=en&sa=X&ei=syQAUbSyCey20QGv64GYDA&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22motion%20to%20quash%22%20%20dummies&f=false

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