Resources on the Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial.
Betterman v. Montana, 136 S. Ct. 1609 (2016)
Bloate v. United States, 559 US 196 (2010)
Zedner v. United States, 547 US 489 (2006)
Doggett v. United States, 505 US 647 (1992)
Henderson, v. United States, 476 US 321 (1986)
Waller v. Georgia, 467 U.S. 39 (1984)
Dillingham v. United States, 423 US 64 (1975)
Barker v. Wingo, 407 U.S. 514 (1972)
Dickey v. Florida, 398 U.S. 30 (1970)
Klopfer v. North Carolina, 386 US 213 (1967)
United States v. Ewell, 383 U.S.116 (1966)
The Speedy Trial Act (1974)
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES
Brandon Marc Draper, Zoom Justice: When Constitutional Rights Collide in Cyberspace, May 7, 2020.
Eliot, Tracz, Revisiting the Right to a Speedy Trial: Reconciling the Sixth Amendment with the Speedy Trial Act, 47 Cap. U. L. Rev. 1 (2019).
Sarah R. Grimsdale, The Better Way to Stop Delay: Analyzing Speedy Sentencing Claims in the Wake of Betterman v. Montana, 72 Vand. L. Rev. 1031 (2019).
Seth Osnowitz, Demanding a Speedy Trial: Re-Evaluating the Assertion Factor in the Baker v. Wingo Test, 67 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 273 (2016).
Kristin Saetveit, Beyond Pollard: Applying the Sixth Amendment’s Speedy Trial Right to Sentencing, 68 STAN. L.REV. 481 (2016)
Brooks Holland, The Two-Sided Speedy Trial Problem, 90 WASH. L. REV. ONLINE 31, April 14, 2015.
Mary Beth Ricke, Victims' Right to a Speedy Trial: Shortcomings, Improvements, and Alternatives to Legislative Protection, 41 WASH. U. J. L. & POL’Y 181 (2013).
Speedy Trial Rights, National Conference of State Legislatures, April 24, 2021.
Robert Lewis, Waiting for Justice, CalMatters, 2021.
Pandemic Resources for Courts, National Center for State Courts.
Why 4,998 died in U.S. jails without getting their day in court By Peter Eisler, Linda So, Jason Szep, Grant Smith and Ned Parker, Reuters, October 6, 2020.
Effective Criminal Case Management Tools, National Center for State Courts, 2020.
Effective Criminal Case Management: Project Overview, National Center for State Courts, 2020.
Brian J. Ostrom, Ph.D., Lydia E. Hamblin, Ph.D., Richard Y. Schauffler, Delivering Timely Justice in Criminal Cases: A National Picture, National Center for State Courts, 2020.
Matt Reynolds, How the Coronavirus Is Upending The Criminal Justice System, March 19, 2020.
Jeffrey Bellin, Waiting for Justice, The Marshall Project, February 7, 2018.
ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Speedy Trial and Timely Resolution of Criminal Cases, 3d ed. 2006.
East Alabama man, jailed for five years, still waiting for speedy trial (WRBL, November 4, 2022).
A Right to a Speedy Jury Trial? Don't Count On It During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Reason, January 12th, 2020).
BLOGS, VIDEOS, WEBINARS, PODCASTS
Preserving the 6th Amendment: The Right to a Speedy Trial Amid Court Closures & Re-Openings
Moderated by UC Berkeley Law Professor Andrea Roth, this webinar features a discussion on the speedy trial right generally and a variety of stakeholder perspectives on how to meet today’s challenges.
Meet the panelists and see a full transcript here
How Will You Address COVID-Caused Criminal Case Backlogs?
This webinar, hosted on January 22, 2021 by the National Association for Presiding Judges, reviews research-based approaches to modernize criminal case processing, reduce backlogs, and sustain successful operational improvements within the court’s culture. Questions addressed include:
Is your court ready and able to apply proven criminal case management solutions to restart case processing?
What should individual judges do to become more proficient in managing their criminal dockets?
How can court leaders help reduce systemic barriers to improve criminal caseflow?