A roundup of stories concerning the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on state and federal courts:
As coronavirus spreads, some courts shutter, others carry on
DOJ reverses course, tells immigration judges to post CDC posters about coronavirus pandemic
Virus’s Spread Has Courts Bracing for Quarantine Fights
With Threat of Coronavirus Looming, Eleventh Circuit Cancels Judicial Conference
Cook County Justice System Responds to Coronavirus Outbtreak
State and federal courts in Michigan respond to COVID-19 threat
Northern Ohio federal courts take steps to prevent coronavirus spread, though most operations continue as normal
Coughing jurors in coronavirus era will worsen delays for US trials
Virus Complicates Jury Trials as Courts Seek to Limit Spread
Vermont state courts may postpone trials
All jury trials postponed in federal courts in Seattle and Tacoma
Meanwhile, on an optimistic note, the federal Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the “Standing Committee”) announced yesterday that it plans to hold its regular June meeting. Hopefully we’re all back to regular operations well before then.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone.