In Montgomery County, with 13 presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, court officials have instituted emergency measures to curb traffic into the bustling county courthouse in Norristown: canceling jury trials and many other hearings through March 27 and conducting some hearings by video.
"It was reminiscent ... of what it was like to be an enslaved person. You couldn’t vote. Yet, your body was counted to create power within small rural counties that otherwise would not receive the representation.”
Montgomery County’s top public defenders, chief Dean Beer and deputy chief Keisha Hudson, were fired Wednesday and replaced. Officials said the decision was made by the county’s Board of Commissioners, which oversees all department heads in the county.