Monday, March 30, 2020

COVID-19 and military justice (U.S. Navy & U.S. Marine Corps)

The Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy has issued this Code 20 Sidebar on COVID and Military Justice Operations. Excerpt:

1. Are our courts “closed” during this time?

Answer: No. However, whether a proceeding will take place (e.g., motions hearing, guilty plea, trial) will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the military judge. After arraignment, it is within the discretion of the military judge whether and when a proceeding will take place.

Circuit Judges have provided information to the Senior Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel within their circuits as to how they can be reached if they are teleworking and how motions and notices can be filed. 

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