September 3, 2008 11:24AM

Speedy Trial?

Joseph Shepard sat in local jails for almost two years on drug related charges. According to the St. Louis Post‐​Dispatch, he’s a man the system forgot–ignored by prosecutors, judges, and his own attorney. (Via How Appealing).

In North Carolina, the Courts have ruled that the busier the state gets, the more we need to forget about the constitutional rule requiring speedy trials. And the drug war makes the courthouse a very busy place indeed.