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United States v. Marion
United States Supreme Court
404 U.S. 307 (1971)
Marion and others (defendants) were indicted for crimes that occurred more than three years before. The United States Attorney’s office said the delay was due to understaffing and more important cases taking precedence. The defendants claimed that the lengthy delay before indictment was unduly prejudicial and sought dismissal under the Sixth Amendment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
Concurrence (Douglas, J.)
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