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NACDL’s new report on reopening criminal courts

Covid-19 poses grave health risks, especially in close courtrooms. On the other hand, defendants have constitutional rights that are jeopardized by virtual or remote proceedings. In this new report NACDL takes the position that resuming criminal jury trials  would be reckless, irresponsible and undermine their truth-seeking purposes. The report lists core principles for reopening criminal courts.

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  • Daniel Chapman June 5, 2020, 6:53 am

    Well there goes any credibility they had…

    Life goes on, people. Let the hypochondriacs wear their masks and stay home if they like. The rest of us have things to do.

  • Anthony Delyea June 23, 2020, 1:41 pm

    If COVID-19 is too dangerous to have court in person, then it is definitely too dangerous to keep non-violent offenders in jail.

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