Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Bloate v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-728 8th Cir. Oct 6, 2009
Mar 8, 2010 7-2 Thomas OT 2009
 
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Holding: The Speedy Trial Act requires the government to bring a criminal defendant to trial within seventy days, with certain time excluded. The Court held that time spent preparing pretrial motions is not automatically excluded, but will be if the trial court properly granted a continuance of the trial in order to permit such motions.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on March 8, 2010. Justice Alito dissented, joined by Justice Breyer.

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