Against the backdrop of the coronavirus, it remains to be seen just how much delay can be tolerated under the Sixth Amendment and the Speedy Trial Act. As the pandemic continues to ebb and flow throughout the United States and with some predicting (and planning for) a “second wave,” a “speedy” recovery appears increasingly unlikely, and with it, speedy trials
will likely be much more elusive. As seen in the nation’s most populous state, California, some extensions have already reached into 2021, and other jurisdictions have left their extensions pending indefinitely.
The 2021 Trial Court Leadership Conference will be held August 22-25, 2021, in historic Boston.Read more →