Bloate v. United States
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Oct 6, 2009
||Mar 8, 2010||7-2||Thomas||OT 2009|
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.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on March 8, 2010. Justice Alito dissented, joined by Justice Breyer.
- A split on the meaning of the Speedy Trial Act (Anna Christensen)
- Can the Court Calibrate the Speedy Trial Clock? (Bloate v. United States Argument Recap and Analysis) (Anna Christensen)
- Argument Preview: Bloate v. United States (Anna Christensen)
- Grant Write-Up: Bloate v. US (Kevin Russell)
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioner Taylor James Bloate
- Brief for Respondent United States of America
- Reply Brief for Petitioner Taylor James Bloate