Fred Rowley, Jr. Before SCOTUS

Fred Rowley, Jr. Before SCOTUS

Fred Rowley, Jr. with his son, Elliott, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. 

On March 28, 2016, ALI member Fred A. Rowley, Jr. of Munger Tolles & Olson LLP presented oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court. Listen to it hereMr. Rowley is the pro bono representative for the petitioner, Brandon Thomas Betterman. 

The case, Betterman v. Montana, involves the question of whether or not an individual’s Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial had been violated due to a postponed sentencing hearing after a guilty plea was entered fourteen months earlier. The Supreme Court of Montana held that the fourteen-month delay between the individual’s plea and sentencing was unacceptably long but had not violated his rights to a fair and speedy trial.

An ALI member since 2010, Mr. Rowley serves as an Adviser on the Restatement of the Law Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States project. He also serves on the Members Consultative Group for the Restatement of the Law, The Law of American Indians project. 

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