On Tuesday, in United States v. Tinklenberg, the Court will consider whether the time between the filing of a pretrial motion and its disposition is automatically excluded from the deadline for commencing trial under the Speedy Trial Act of 1974, or is instead excluded only if the motion actually causes a postponement, or the expectation of a postponement, of the trial.

Brooks Holland of Gonzaga University School of Law previews the case for the American Bar Association's PREVIEW of U.S. Supreme Court Cases; the ABA has generously agreed to share some of its previews "“ which are authored by practitioners and scholars in the field "“ with SCOTUSblog.  You can read Professor Holland's preview here; PREVIEW's website is here.

Posted in U.S. v. Tinklenberg, Featured, Merits Cases

Recommended Citation: Adam Schlossman, Argument preview: Pretrial motions and calculating deadlines under the Speedy Trial Act, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 17, 2011, 9:11 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/02/argument-preview-does-the-speedy-trial-act-exclude-from-its-trial-deadline-the-time-during-which-a-district-court-resolves-any-pretrial-motion-even-when-the-motions-do-not-delay-trial/