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How Covid Gums Up the Court System

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Last August, one of the world’s most infamous sex criminals— Harvey Weinstein—was due to appear virtually in a New York courtroom on a request to extradite him to California to face charges there. Reporters, due to Covid-19, mostly attended remotely. They were promised a videofeed. They didn’t even get audio. This left much of the press corps—who serve as the public’s eyes and ears—in the dark.The proceeding ended before the link could be fixed. A transcript and pooled video were provided later, but the glitch robbed much of the public and press of …

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