U.S. Supreme Court
Lewis v. United States, 216 U.S. 611 (1910)
Lewis v. United States
Motion to dismiss or affirm submitted February 28, 1910
Decided March 14, 1910
216 U.S. 611
One cannot complain until he is made to suffer, nor can one appeal from an order dismissing him from custody.
Where the indictment has been dismissed and no new indictment has been returned for the same offense and the statutory period of limitations has elapsed, the question whether accused was entitled under the Constitution to a speedy trial becomes a moot one, and a writ of error to review an order dismissing the indictment under such circumstances will be dismissed.
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