United States v. MacDonald
435 U.S. 850 (1978)

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United States v. MacDonald, 435 U.S. 850 (1978)

United States v. MacDonald

No. 75-1892

Argued January 9, 1978

Decided May 1, 1978

435 U.S. 850

Syllabus

A defendant may not, before trial, appeal a federal district court's order denying his motion to dismiss an indictment because of an alleged violation of his Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial. Pp. 435 U. S. 853-863.

531 F.2d 196, reversed and remanded.

BLACKMUN, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined except BRENNAN, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

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