Henderson v. United States

United States Supreme Court

476 U.S. 321 (1986)

Under the Speedy Trial Act, pre-trial delays are not required to be reasonably necessary in order to be properly excluded from the Act’s requirement that a defendant be tried no later than 70 days after the filing of a charging document.

Relevant Facts

Henderson (the defendant) was arraigned in federal court on criminal charges. Delays in the disposition of a motion filed by the defendant resulted in his trial taking place over 2 years after his arraignment. The defendant petitioned the United States Supreme Court to determine whether his right to a speedy trial had been violated by the delays that were not reasonably necessary and whether the trial court erred in its application of certain provisions of the Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. §3161.

Issue

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December 23, 2020

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Citations

476 U.S. 321 (1986)