It’s a pretty striking announcement. (The official order isn’t up yet, but it’s been leaked.)
And there’s no telling when we will have grand juries back.
Schools are reopening in October, but not the courthouses. I’m not saying which is right (I have no idea) but lots of criminal defense lawyers in town are frustrated.
And... if it’s not safe enough to conduct trials, how is it safe — or fair — to keep folks locked up at FDC and FCI (where another person just died). Both FDC and FCI are complete disasters right now. Families were protesting outside of FCI this weekend because of the conditions there.
It’s hard to see when the criminal justice system in South Florida will return to normal.