Clinic Argues Government Can’t Delay Federally Guaranteed Speedy Trials

On February 22, 2011, the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic appeared on behalf of the respondent in United States v. Tinklenberg (09-1498), arguing that the filing of unopposed, administrative pretrial motions does not toll the deadline for commencing a federal criminal trial under the Speedy Trial Act. Jeffrey Fisher, the clinic’s co-director, argued in favor of Mr. Tinklenberg, and law student Matthew Seligman helped write the clinic’s merits brief and attended oral argument. For past briefs and to view the argument transcript, see coverage on SCOTUSBlog, available at: