Judge Scheindlin Discusses the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Defendants’ Rights
The Hon. Shira Scheindlin is featured in a Law360 article titled “Defendants’ Rights Hang In The Balance Amid Pandemic,” which considers the ways in which the federal criminal courts are balancing the need for maintaining both public safety and defendants’ rights.
“The key word is balancing everybody’s interests,” Judge Scheindlin said. “Defendants do have an interest in a speedy trial, but the court and the public have an interest in everyone’s safety.”