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rechazar la nulidad

English translation: declined defense counsel's motion or appeal (see note)

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10:13 Nov 17, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase: rechazar la nulidad
this is a legal term from the Chilean Supreme Court ruling on the Pinochet case (re lifting of immunity).

The whole phrase reads:
La Corte Suprema de Justicia... rechazó la nulidad de lo actuado que había solicitado la defensa de Pinochet.

Many thanks.
Marion Marshrons
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:51
English translation:declined defense counsel's motion or appeal (see note)
Explanation:
unfortunately I haven't been following these proceedings & I'd have to know more about the motion filed on Pinochet's behalf to choose the right terms. But, parsing sentence:
- "lo actuado" is either a ruling or a proceeding.
- Pinochet's lawyers must have filed something like an appeal of the ruling, a motion to have the proceeding declared invalid.
- The Supreme Court denied their motion or appeal.
Is the decision online? If I could see more context I could be more helpful.
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narejected the nullity
Thomas Gornemann
nadeclined defense counsel's motion or appeal (see note)Jessica Dunn
narejected the nullity
Elinor Thomas


  

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rejected the nullity


Explanation:
The Supreme Court... rejected the nullity of actions requested by Pinochet's defense.

Good luck! :)

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 06:51
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 247

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44 mins
declined defense counsel's motion or appeal (see note)


Explanation:
unfortunately I haven't been following these proceedings & I'd have to know more about the motion filed on Pinochet's behalf to choose the right terms. But, parsing sentence:
- "lo actuado" is either a ruling or a proceeding.
- Pinochet's lawyers must have filed something like an appeal of the ruling, a motion to have the proceeding declared invalid.
- The Supreme Court denied their motion or appeal.
Is the decision online? If I could see more context I could be more helpful.

Jessica Dunn
PRO pts in pair: 6

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Heathcliff

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Melissa Nemeth
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1 hr
rejected the nullity


Explanation:
nulidad or nullity is a commonly used term in legal proceedings.

The Suprem Court of Justice ... rejected the actions (could be proceedings) as solicited by the defense of Pinochet.


    Wiley's Legal Dictionary
Thomas Gornemann
Local time: 03:51
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 5

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