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An Ohio judge has postponed the trial of a woman charged in the death of her infant daughter until the…

An Ohio judge has postponed the trial of a woman charged in the death of her infant daughter until the state Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of his order barring prohibiting media coverage, The (Toledo) Blade reported.

The Ohio Supreme Court last week temporarily lifted trial court Judge Keith P. Muehlfeld’s order that barred journalists from reporting on the trial of Jayme Schwenkmeyer until the jury was chosen in the trial of her co-defendant, which was scheduled to start one week later.

After the Ohio Supreme Court voted 6-1 to temporarily lift the restraint, Judge Muehlfeld postponed both trials and released Schwenkmeyer until the court rules on the constitutionality of his original order, which it is not expected to do before March.