be antagonistic

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334) Regarding severance, the court found that Betson's "motion and affidavit did not disclose that his defense was to be antagonistic to that of his codefendants," noting further, "The record is conclusive that there was no antagonistic defense for the reason that no affirmative defense was offered by any of the other defendants.
Counsel then sought to withdraw as counsel for one of the defendants "on the ground that Lieb's and Dolgin's defenses would be antagonistic.
Pierre court thus took what was fact-specific language in Dolgin--for Dolgin's motion for substitution of counsel based solely and specifically on antagonistic defenses to have merit, there obviously had to be antagonistic defenses--and Durley's non-exclusive statement of the rule--jointly represented codefendants are entitled to separate counsel if they have antagonistic positions--and changed that into an exclusive rule--separate counsel only if there were antagonistic interests.
The mechanism underlying this variation in activity via ER[alpha] and ER[beta] is thought to involve the helix 12 region present in both estrogenic receptors, and the agonist orientation of helix 12 in ER[beta] has been reported to be unstable and thus more likely to be antagonistic than that in ER[alpha] (Gaido et al.
Now that I understand why people need religious belief, I have no reason to be antagonistic.
As far as I am concerned, the more people who see racing the better it is for everyone, so we are not going to be antagonistic because all that will do is turn people against us.
Here affiliation may be antagonistic and ambivalent; commonality is often negotiated through the "contingency" of social interests and political claims.
676) The court further cited Miner for the defendant's obligation to specifically show prejudice, cited Davis for the rule that "In order to be antagonistic, there must be a showing of true conflict between the defenses[,]" and quoted Davis along with Murphy for the Webster's dictionary definition of "antagonism.
681) As such, neither defense was antagonistic to the other, and the court, citing Yonder, concluded that "Columbo's mere speculation that the defenses would be antagonistic is an insufficient ground for severance.