That means no public trial of Epstein putting evidence before the public. Evidence obtained via grand jury subpoena may never see the light of day.
But it is harder to prove those cases now that Epstein is dead. If he was convicted and faced a long sentence, he might have "flipped" against them.
They might have had an incentive to flip against him.
Prosecutors will aggressively investigate, but without a trial of Epstein, that opportunity is lost.
But now victims won't be able to pursue a deposition of Epstein.
Now victims don't have that very important tool to use in civil cases against Epstein's estate.
Now associates have more of an incentive to fight onward. Their criminal liability harder to prove than his was.
Certainly investigative journalists and civil suits will go on.
Instead they face lengthy civil litigation, which can generate settlements but not justice. /end