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Judicial emergency orders tolled speedy trial right (access required)

Judicial emergency orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic tolled defendant’s constitutional and statutory speedy trial rights. Overview The parties concede that 103 days, for speedy trial purposes, elapsed from when defendant was arrested to the original trial date in September 2019, and that the delay was attributable to the commonwealth. Two continuances were jointly made, ...