Faced with COVID-19, courts hold virtual bail hearings as detention decisions gain added complexity

From the National Post – Judges are now weighing the impact of COVID-19 on whether an accused should remain in custody under the shadow of a pandemic — with varying results.

A court registrar greeted each lawyer and the presiding judge as a bail review convened, a painfully common legal hearing made extraordinary by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The phone lines beeped and crackled as each person connected remotely from their home or private office, along with a foreign language interpreter and a reporter.

Read more at: https://nationalpost.com/news/faced-with-covid-19-courts-hold-virtual-bail-hearings-as-detention-decisions-gain-added-complexity

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