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Degen v. United States

Docket No.: 95-173
Argued: April 22, 1996
Decided: June 10, 1996

Topics:

Criminal Procedure, Confrontation, Due Process, probable cause

Petitioner: Degen
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 47 F.3d 1511
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


517 U.S. 820 (1996)
Question:

Should the fugitive disentitlement doctrine be extended to allow a court in a civil forfeiture suit to enter judgment against a claimant, without any opportunity to be heard, because the claimant is a fugitive from, or otherwise is resisting, a related criminal prosecution?

Degen v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 22, 1996

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Degen, 0 vote(s) against
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