LA Courts are in session despite COVID outbreaks

Spring Street Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles, California. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Despite massive restrictions on businesses and restaurants for fear of spreading COVID, Los Angeles Superior Court is still holding some in-person sessions for evictions and traffic trials. 

Just last month, three LA County Superior Court staff members died of the virus. Hundreds of court employees and several judges have tested positive, putting scores of other court attendees at potential risk of infection. 

Credits

Guests:
Matt Hamilton - LA Times reporter, Begonya De Salvo - full-time court interpreter at the Criminal Justice Center in Downtown LA, Laurie Levenson - professor of Criminal Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California; former federal prosecutor - @LoyolaLawSchool

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Angie Perrin, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Bennett Purser