The Ninth Circuit has justed entered an order, found here, granting the crime victims petition for a writ of mandamus in the W.R. Grace prosecution in Montana. At the same time, however, the court sent the case back for more particularized findings on whether or not the victims' testimony would be affected by watching the trial. So it looks like further proceedings will happen in Missoula.
It's disappointing that the Ninth Circuit didn't provide more information about why it reached the conclusion it did. This is an important question that will recur in many other cases.
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