In re Petition for Writ Habeas Corpus by SnyderAnnotate this Case
The Supreme Court denied Clay Robert Snyder’s petition for habeas relief in which he requested release from his confinement and dismissal of his criminal charges with prejudice, holding that there were no federal speedy trial, due process, or equal protection violations warranting habeas relief.
In 2012, Snyder was charged with rape and other offenses. The district court granted defense counsel’s motion to determine Snyder’s competency to stand trial and subsequently found Snyder not competent to stand trial because of his intellectual disability. Afterwards, Snyder went through competency detainment and involuntary commitment at least twice. In 2016, the district court found that Snyder was still not competent to stand trial and ordered the State to initiate civil commitment proceedings against him. Snyder then brought this habeas proceeding. The Supreme Court denied Snyder’s petition for habeas relief, holding (1) Snyder was not denied a speedy trial; (2) Snyder was not denied due process; and (3) Snyder’s equal protection claim was abandoned.