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Barker v. Wingo
Citation:407 U.S. 514 (1972)
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Barker (Petitioner) was convicted of murder after a trial. He petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus, arguing that his speedy trial rights had been violated because his trial was delayed five years after the indictment, because the court granted 16 continuances to the government as the prosecutors sought to gather more evidence against Barker. The district court denied relief to Barker.
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