In the ruling, three justices cited a decade-old federal case that allows courts to dismiss appeals "as a sanction when a defendant's flight operates as an affront to the dignity of the court's proceedings."
This ruling - which is similar to the Henson case - means this: even ASSUMING someone is actually innocent, but flees because he doesn't trust the court and appeals his conviction while away. Even if he could prove that he was railroaded, he isn't allowed to.
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