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COVID outbreak necessitates rescheduling of trial (access required)

Where a COVID-19 outbreak at a jail delayed defendant’s review of pre-trial discovery provided by the government, and only a limited number of courtrooms were  appropriate for a jury trial, a continuance was necessary in the “interests of justice” due to the public health crisis and the need for pro se defendant to review discovery. ...