SJC rules Zoom court hearings OK, but …

In certain cases, judges should wait for in-person trials

THE TRIAL COURT is within its rights to hold hearings via videoconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in certain circumstances a criminal defendant should be allowed to postpone a hearing until it can be held in person, the state’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday.  The SJC’s ruling provides new guidance for judges as they navigate the uncharted waters(...)

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