Malheur County state court grapples with case backlog because of Covid outbreak

Malheur County Circuit Judge Hung Lung said the logjam of cases at the circuit court may not be fully resolved into a Covid vaccine is in wide use. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – The state court is backed up with cases because of the Covid epidemic and the logjam may not break until a vaccine is in wide distribution.

The bottleneck began last spring, after Gov. Kate Brown issued a series of Covid restrictions and Oregon Chief Justice Martha Lee Walters followed with similar limits on the courts. In the . . .