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State v. Maloney

State v. Maloney, 2015 MT 227 (Aug. 5, 2015) (Wheat, J.; Rice, J. concurring) (4-0, aff’d)

Issue: (1) Whether Maloney’s right to a speedy trial was violated as a result of excessive pretrial delays caused by the state; and (2) whether Maloney’s right to due process was violated as a result of excessive post-trial, pre-sentencing delays caused by the state.

Short Answer: (1) No, and (2) no.


Facts: Maloney was arrested April 2, 2013, following an incident at his house in Butte, as a result of which he was charged with five counts of felony criminal endangerment and two counts of felony assault on a peace officer. An information was filed May 1, 2013, and trial was scheduled for Oct.…