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The witness and her records were subpoenaed.
  a legal order requiring witnesses to appear or documents related to an appeal be provided
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  • The witness and her records were subpoenaed.
  • They subpoena the jury commissioners, they ask the judge to step down, they raise every legal trick in their books—and they have ’cause aplenty—they try to force the judge into error.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The police already submitted a subpoena for the records.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • When Walter received a subpoena from Karen Kelly’s husband to testify at a hearing where the Kellys would be fighting over their children’s custody, he knew it was going to cause him serious problems.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • I called the daughter and boyfriend to the stand and subpoenaed Shane’s ex-wife.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Better be careful he doesn’t hand you a subpoena.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He sued ten defendants in all, and several of the Hopkins employees involved had never heard of Cofield or Henrietta Lacks before their subpoenas arrived.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • You can issue a subpoena for me any time you wish.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • You subpoenaed documents and took depositions and pored over court records until you had put together a detailed and precise accounting of each stage in the deadly quarrel.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The president of the company shot himself two days after being subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining

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  • You have the right to have me subpoena into court any evidence and/or witnesses in your favor.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The judge asked that Mrs. Henderson be subpoenaed, and when Momma arrived and said she was Mrs. Henderson, the judge, the bailiff and other whites in the audience laughed.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Why not subpoena as well the clerical proficients?
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Nor did she want Mr. Blansen to call and complain to her chief or tell her she’d need a subpoena to get this type of information.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • You can fill in a few subpoenas on the train.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The Bureau will subpoena your books in the morning.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • And then the usual denouement after the fun had gone on fast and furious he got 1190 landed into hot water and had to be spirited away by a few friends, after a strong hint to a blind horse from John Mallon of Lower Castle Yard, so as not to be made amenable under section two of the criminal law amendment act, certain names of those subpoenaed being handed in but not divulged for reasons which will occur to anyone with a pick of brains.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • If I think we need it, we’ll get a subpoena that will allow you to tell me what happened in the desert.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • A student of mine who opposed the war in Vietnam and marched against it was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "And you parted friends? and you would never have thought of bringing the business up before a court, hadn’t you been subpoenaed?"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • I was being subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury on November 4 at 2:00 P.M. I was supposed to go down to Marshall Street with Lila after she got back from class.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • You know that and I know that, but speaking of his history, there’s a little matter of mental illness that’ll come out the minute our clinical records are subpoenaed.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I left word with Earl to subpoena him too.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Though the subpoenas had finally stopped coming, Deborah didn’t believe the lawsuit was truly over.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • For starters, what’s Virgil going to do when the state subpoenas him to testify against you?
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • With a few subpoenas and some research, I could have told you where a few of his courtroom skeletons were buried-you blew it!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Because he’s subpoenaed Josie to testify on Monday.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • ’Drew,’ Diana said, ’we brought you in here because you got a subpoena, and that means you’re going to be testifying sometime next week.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • And Earl Newcomb, a tall, slender, shock-headed young man of perhaps nineteen, and of a very serious, if at times befuddled, manner, at once seized a sheaf of subpoenas, and while stuffing these in his pocket, sought to get Mrs. Heit on the telephone.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • "If there is a subpoena, then of course we’ll be happy to cooperate."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • What about the subpoena for J. D. Blanchard?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • "Got the subpoena," he said.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Today, she was on the defense’s witness list, but she hadn’t been served with a subpoena, which meant that she didn’t actually have to be in the courthouse at all during the trial.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I need a subpoena.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Subpoena?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • And so they set forth—this group—Burleigh and Earl Newcomb about Sharon itself in order to gather such additional data as they might in connection with Clyde’s arrival and departure from here for the Cranstons’ on Friday, talking with and subpoenaing any such individuals as might throw any light on his movements; Heit to Three Mile Bay on much the same errand, to see Captain Mooney of the "Cygnus" and the three men and Mason, together with the sheriff and his deputies, in a
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • I had Earl take down their names and subpoena ’em for the inquest next Monday."
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • "I understand," Jennifer said again, "but if we have to, we’ll subpoena the files.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
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