If Congress fails to find a solution to the impasse, the result of all that trimming ? particularly in places with extremely busy criminal dockets, like the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas ? will be long trial delays that risk violating defendants' constitutional rights to a speedy trial, says retired U.S. District Judge W. Royal Furgeson Jr.
Retired Judge W. Royal Furgeson Jr.: Shutdown Puts 'Big Hole' in Constitution
October 9, 2013