In the wake of the Supreme Court's 1972 decision in Barker v. Wingo, Maryland appellate courts have enforced more rigorously the right of criminal defendants to a speedy trial. This article surveys the application and treatment of the Barker criteria by the Maryland courts in recent decisions.
Church, George M.
"Notes and Comments: The Right to a Speedy Trial in Maryland,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 6
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.law.ubalt.edu/ublr/vol6/iss1/4