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Vermont v. Brillon
No. 08-88

Title:

    Vermont v. Brillon

Subject:

    Sixth Amendment, Appointed Counsel, Right to a Speedy Trial

Questions:

    1. Whether continuances and delays caused solely by an indigent defendant’s
    public defender can arise to a speedy trial right violation, and be charged against
    the State pursuant to the test in Barker v. Wingo, 407 U.S. 514 (1972), on the
    theory that public defenders are paid by the state (with a small “s”).

    2. Whether the right to counsel, as established in Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S.
    335 (1963), should result in broader speedy trial rights to indigent defendants than
    defendants who are able to retain private counsel, such that only delays by private
    counsel get charged against the defendant under the Barker v. Wingo test.

Decisions:

  • Supreme Court of Vermont, Opinion Filed: March 14, 2008

Resources:

  • Docket Sheet From the U.S. Supreme Court.

Briefs:

    Coming Soon
Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

Christina Elaine Rainville
Bennington County State Attorney's Office
Bennington, VT

For Respondent:

William A. Nelson
Middlebury, VT



 

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