Return of juries prompts order
July 9, 2020
COLFAX – Jury trials in Whitman County will resume July 13 with some noticeable differences.
Superior Court Judge Gary Libey issued courtroom safety orders last week for the courtroom and jury trials. The Washington State Supreme Court adopted orders April 29 suspending all civil and criminal jury trials until after July 6.
While Judge Libey has continued to hear cases–many incorporating the Zoom platform for participants–all jury trials have been pushed back.
Now the court will be making up for lost time.
"We're going to be doing jury trials every week for two months," said Court...