We have been in the Age of Microterrorism for some time - viruses, bacteria and prions have been in our environment for millennia. One early use of bioweapons was when Scythian archers infected their arrows by dipping them in decomposing bodies, or in blood mixed with manure, in 400 BC. Now, this ancient scourge revisits us at the grocery store where a Pennsylvania woman coughed all over $35,000 worth of goods.
The Department of Justice has asked that certain fundamental rights guaranteed by our Constitution be suspended during this novel coronavirus emergency. Legislators from both parties have voiced their opposition to the request. But, in order that their opposition remain strong, and to prevent a national decay transforming the USA into a police state, the citizenry must also speak up, joining with those who will not sacrifice liberty for security.
With COVID-19 putting pressure on our judiciary system, this is not the time for your defense attorney to slack off on your case. This is the time to get to work and be ready to take the case to trial when our courts return to normal function. That way, a defense lawyer better ensures getting their client a fair deal - and maybe even better!