A group of people stand and sit holding signs on the steps of a court building. Some of the signs read: "open the courts, free our people," "speedy trial rights," "end the trial delay, free our people," "free our people," and "speedy trial violations." In the upper left background, woman standing at a lectern speaks into a microphone.

State Supreme Court to Weigh In on Long Trial Delays

A lawsuit against San Francisco Superior Court over its routine failure to uphold defendants’ right to a speedy trial is in the hands of California’s Supreme Court.

San Francisco has more than 1,100 cases past statutory time limits, and 115 of those defendants are languishing in jail without a conviction. » Read more