While the Constitution calls for a speedy and public trial, John Swallow didn't receive one. Oh, once the case was put to trial, it was speedy, but what of the four years leading up to it?
In his comments as the decision was announced, Swallow suggested he will now be able to get a good night's rest, something that he hasn't had in years. The jury acquitted him of all charges, so where is the justice that he had to endure four years with this cloud over him?
If we would abide by the Constitution, trials would not be put off like this. For my part, I cannot understand why it should take anywhere near four years to put together the case, or to prepare a defense.