This Note will examine the history of the Sixth Amendment's speedy trial clause, highlighting its development within the last twenty years. It will attempt to explain the rationale behind the court's decision to dismiss the indictment of a possibly violent criminal. It will take the position that in future cases where the government is to blame for an unusually slow prosecution, the outcome of this case must be repeated to maintain the integrity of the right to a speedy trial and our criminal justice system.

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