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V. Procedures for issuing and contesting subpoenas

V. Procedures for issuing and contesting subpoenas

Each of the federal district courts within the Fourth Circuit has its own rules and procedures. Counsel are encouraged to review a copy of the relevant local rules, and contact the court with specific questions that are not addressed by the rules.

V. Procedures for issuing and contesting subpoenas

Under Missouri's proposed shield law, if any person or entity claims the privilege provided by the law, the person or entity seeking the information may move the circuit court of the county in which the proceeding is located for an order divesting such privilege and ordering the disclosure of the information sought.

V. Procedures for issuing and contesting subpoenas

Miss. R. Civ. P. 45 governs the issuing of subpoenas in Mississippi. There is no Mississippi statutory or case law distinguishing subpoenas issued on members of the media. Miss. R. Civ. P. reads:

(a) Form; Issuance.