Article 3, Section 16, Case Doctrines

Tatad v. Sandiganbayan

– due process; speedy disposition of cases – Long delay in termination of the preliminary investigation
by the Tanodbayan in the instant case found to e violative of the constitutional right of the accused to due process; Undue delay in the conduct of preliminary investigation can not be corrected

Gonzales v. Sandiganbayan

– when is a delay justified; balancing test - The right to a speedy disposition of a case, like the right to a speedy trial, is deemed violated only when the proceeding is attended by vexatious, capricious and oppressive delays; unjustified postponements; balancing test: conduct of prosecution and defense.