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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, April 29, 2013

Cert dismissed in case alleging trial delay resulted from state's failure to fund defense counsel

The Court dismissed the writ as improvidently granted in a per curiam order in Boyer v. Louisiana. Justice Alito, joined by Justices Scalia and Thomas, filed a concurring opinion arguing that the delay in the case was not attributable to the facts alleged in the petition for certiorari. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor.

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