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No speedy trial violation despite six-year delay between charge and plea (access required)

A defendant charged with federal illegal reentry from Mexico pleaded guilty to a crime committed during his prior presence in the U.S. The guilty plea waived his right to assert that a six-year delay between the charge and his plea violated his Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial. Even without waiver, he could not ...