Bloate v. United States

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of Petitioner.

Brief filed: 06/25/2009


Bloate v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 08-728

Prior Decision

Case below, 534 F.3d 893 (8th Cir. 2008).


The Speedy Trial Act advances the public’s interest in an efficient and fair criminal justice system, as Congress intended, and the Court should reject any expansion of the Act’s automatic exclusions that threatens achievement of the important purposes and significant benefits of the Act. 

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Ketanji Brown Jackson, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, DC.