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Elizabeth Holmes wants case deemed 'essential'; judge fires back
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A judge overseeing Elizabeth Holmes' case slammed the once-powerful Theranos founder's attorneys for requesting he deem their work "essential," to allow them to violate new coronavirus-prompted shelter-in-place orders and continue their trial preparations, according to recent reports.
"I look at the order, the tone of it is: Judge, if you want us to go forward, you're going to have order us to violate other jurisdictions' orders and that's what we are asking you to do in a very public way — a very publicly filed way," said U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila during a Wednesday telephone conference, according to Politico. "I was a little taken aback, candidly."