I hope this doesn’t come across as disrespectful to anyone but all you have to do is spend a couple of minutes watching this to recognize that moving forward with these virtual, Zoom “jury” trials will be devastating to our justice system.
I encourage every lawyer and every citizen to loudly voice opposition to this ridiculous notion. If this is ever adopted in our criminal courts, it is not hyperbole to suggest that it will bring us significantly closer to tyranny. I hope this ridiculous experiment ends now.
We are grateful to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for their advocacy and opposition to the use of these “virtual trials.” https://nacdl.org/getattachment/56802001-1bb9-4edd-814d-c8d5c41346f3/criminal-court-reopening-and-public-health-in-the-covid-19-era.pdf