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Criminal – Speedy Trial Act – Continuance – Ends Of Justice – Marijuana Plants (access required)

A West Virginia couple charged with growing marijuana at their home have their convictions overturned by the 4th Circuit because the 103-day continuance ordered by the district court did not comply with the strict requirements for granting an ends-of-justice continuance and the convictions violated the Speedy Trial Act. In June 2006, the Supreme Court decided Zedner ...

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