Criminal defense lawyer challenges jury trial moratorium, argues cases can’t be paused indefinitely

Feb 07, 2021

A criminal defense lawyer has filed a speedy trial demand that challenges a federal court’s order suspending all jury trials until March 12.

Lawyer Mark A. Berman has argued in his Jan. 20 motion that the New Jersey federal court has effectively paused jury trials indefinitely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his motion, Berman cited a concurring opinion by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch in a case that lifted restrictions on religious services.

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Posted by: Pat Monks