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Corley v. United States
No. 07-10441


    Corley v. United States



    Whether 18 U.S.C. § 3501 — read together with Fed. R. Crim. P. Rule 5(a),
    McNabb v. United States, 318 U.S. 332 (1943), and Mallory v. United States, 354
    U.S. 449 (1957) — requires that a confession taken more than six hours after arrest and before presentment be
    suppressed if there was unreasonable or unnecessary delay in bringing the
    defendant before the magistrate judge.

    Several United States Courts of Appeals have addressed this issue and have
    issued conflicting decisions, and the panel in this case was split two to one on the

    This Court granted certiorari to consider the issue in United States v. Alvarez-
    , 511 U.S. 350 (1994), but then resolved the case on a separate
    “threshold” ground and expressly left open “the subtle questions of statutory
    construction concerning the safe harbor set out in § 3501(c).” Id. at 356.



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Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

David L. McColgin
Defender Association of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

For Respondent:

Elena Kagan
Solicitor General
United States Department of Justice
Washington, DC



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