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Lawyers keep pushing on Orleans courthouse door

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by Sylvia C. Dodge

NEWPORT — It’s not usual for a defense attorney and a prosecutor to work together for the same cause, but in Orleans County, both State’s Attorney Jennifer Barrett and St. Johnsbury defense attorney David Sleigh have acted almost as a team to return in-person criminal proceedings to the Lee Emerson Courthouse in Newport.

To date, the Vermont Judiciary has not moved to resume criminal cases that were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency in Orleans County.

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