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Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Vermont v. Brillon

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08-88 Vt. S.Ct. Jan 13, 2009
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Mar 9, 2009 7-2 Ginsburg OT 2008

Issue: Whether delays caused by a public defender can deprive a criminal defendant of his right to a speedy trial.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on March 9, 2009.

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