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COVID-19 Procedures Could Be A 'New Model' For Maricopa County Superior Court

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Maricopa County Superior Court building in downtown Phoenix.

Dramatic changes are coming to our judicial system—temporarily—in response to Coronavirus-related restrictions. Those include postponing jury selection and jury-related trials until at least the middle of next month. Maricopa County’s system has also suspended in-person visitation for juvenile detention for four weeks.

On yesterday’s Show, we heard from the administrative director of Arizona’s courts. Today, The Show talked to Judge Joseph Welty. He is the Presiding Judge of Maricopa County.

Judge Welty started by sharing the short term changes he's currently implementing.

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