Federal courts across the country are grappling with what steps to take as the coronavirus continues spreading across the country. Jury trials and grand jury proceedings have been suspended for two weeks to a month, as have many hearings and pretrial conferences. Some courts have continued in certain capacities, but it has largely varied district-by-district. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has put together a task force to help manage the crisis and provide guidance to judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, and the people who come through the courts.
There has also been a list released on the U.S. Courts’ website that lists the federal courts that have issued orders or updates in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Click here for the U.S. Courts’ list of appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts that have closed or limited their functions.
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