Friday, March 13, 2020

Exclusive: SDNY Lawyers Tell Inner City Press Press Jails To Be Closed For 30 Days With No Legal or Medical Visits, Nationwide

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive Patreon
SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 13 -- A well placed defense lawyer in the Southern District of New York courthouse on March 13 before 3 pm told Inner City Press that "the jails are being closed for 30 days."
  Further inquiry by Inner City Press with other SDNY lawyers confirmed "no legal or medical visits for thirty days, nationwide."
 A quick check-in at the SDNY Magistrates Court found an Assistant US Attorney arguing for the remand to the Metropolitan Correctional Center of a defendant named Sepulveda. 
 Earlier on March 13 SDNY Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang, with Inner City Press the only media in the Mag courtroom, said without the court reporter transcribed that "This court will remain open [albeit] with social distancing." 
Also on March 13 in SDNY Courtroom 15A Inner City Press came up a witness testifying by video to a Federal trial elsewhere, seemingly to avoid travel. The times they are a changing. Watch this site. 

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