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ACCUSED SUFFER PROLONGED PRETRIAL DETENTION

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ACCUSED SUFFER PROLONGED PRETRIAL DETENTION

Government has no power to hold you accused, indefinitely, without access to a court.
English Kings could imprison enemies forever, until the Assize of Clarendon (1166) and the Magna Carta (1215) established the right to a speedy trial. Later, the English Habeas Corpus Act of 1679 made timely hearings while the accused was on bail mandatory. Our Founders believed that a speedy trial was an essential right. As Government has interests in speedy trials as well, this right has been maintained relatively well in America.
You are obviously harmed by extended pretrial detention. The harm to your defense caused by delay, as memories fail or witnesses die, is equally dangerous.
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HIGH 22 Apr 2017 Federal Judge lets prosecutors postpone next Cliven Bundy trial into June [Las Vegas Review Journal]

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