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Ellison v. Ladner

Man spends over four years in jail awaiting trial. That’s too long! Kansas court orders him released, and the Kansas Supreme Court affirms, holding that the Sixth Amendment’s Speedy Trial Clause applies to civil commitment proceedings. Tenth Circuit: But he can’t sue the state official in charge of civil commitments for not taking action sooner; some of the delay was on him for asking for new lawyers and judges.


Tags: 2019, Right to Speedy Trial, Sixth Amendment, Tenth Circuit

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