Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Alan I. Horowitz argued the cause for the United States. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Lee, Assistant Attorney General Jensen, Deputy Solicitor General Frey, John Fichter DePue, and Brian M. Murtagh.
Ralph S. Spritzer argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Bernard L. Segal and Michael J. Malley.
Supreme Court of United States.
CHIEF JUSTICE BURGER delivered the opinion of the Court.
We granted certiorari to decide whether the time between dismissal of military charges and a subsequent indictment on civilian criminal charges should be considered in determining whether the delay in bringing respondent to trial for the murder of his wife and two children violated his rights under the Speedy Trial Clause of the Sixth Amendment.
The facts in this case are not in issue; a...
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