disentitle

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disentitle

to deprive of a title, right, or claim.
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36) The Court held that "[w]hile such an escape does not strip the case of its character as an adjudicable case or controversy, we believe it disentitles the defendant to call upon the resources of the Court for determination of his claims.
The decision does not explicitly restrict the federal courts' authority to disentitle the fugitive in civil forfeiture proceedings.
219) The Government could hardly disentitle Brian Degen from defending the criminal case against him or demand that the trial court enter a default judgment.
certain circuits and district courts have in the last several years applied the doctrine expansively to disentitle criminal fugitives from seeking affirmative relief in, and even defending against, civil cases.
There, the Sixth Circuit based its refusal to disentitle the accused on the ground that he may not be the only person with a potential interest or claim in the forfeited property.
131) Accordingly, the justification that flight shows such a level of disrespect for the courts that it disentitles the defendant to an appeal seems to apply to pre-appeal flight.