Commentary: Balancing the responsibility to protect all citizens with the requirement to provide a speedy and public trial

By By Judge Nancy Porter published in the Elko Daily Press

In mid-March, many departments of Elko County government were closed to protect the citizens of Elko and surrounding counties. It was a prudent move, even though it has made it difficult for judges, attorneys, court staff, etc. to conduct normal courthouse operations. It also poses questions about infringing on citizens’ rights, and about how we can do our jobs while keeping people safe.

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