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1 - Courts and Classes are Closed, But Judges Make Virtual House Calls During COVID-19 Crisis
2 - New Bankruptcy Filings Fall 1.1 Percent
3 - Judiciary Seeks Funding, Legislative Changes to Aid COVID-19 Response
4 - Courts Begin to Consider Guidelines for Reopening
5 - From Suffragist Sashes to Black Armbands, Law Day Distance Learning Focuses on Role of Courts
6 - Courts Deliver Justice Virtually Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
7 - Judiciary Provides Public, Media Access to Electronic Court Proceedings
8 - Courts Search for Protective Gear to Aid Hospitals
9 - Judiciary Authorizes Video/Audio Access During COVID-19 Pandemic
10 - Courts Suspend Jury Trials in Response to Coronavirus
Schools and courthouses may be closed because of the coronavirus, but judges and court system professionals are making virtual house calls to bring civics education to home-bound students in New Hampshire and Missouri and programs are underway in other states. The Second Circuit is providing robust online resources that teachers, parents, and others can use in the distance learning environment.
5/14/2020 12:00:00 AM
Bankruptcy filings fell by 1.1 percent for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2020, compared with the year ending March 31, 2019. According to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the March 2020 annual bankruptcy filings totaled 764,282, compared with 772,646 cases in the previous year.
5/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
The Judiciary has asked Congress for $36.6 million in supplemental funding, as well as several legislative reforms designed to help federal courts respond effectively to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.
5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has distributed to the courts guidelines for restoring operations that rely heavily on conditions in local communities and on objective data from local and state public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
4/27/2020 12:00:00 AM
A new distance-learning video shows how rights activists from the Suffragist and Vietnam protest movements worked through the courts to seek social change.
4/14/2020 12:00:00 AM
From home offices and kitchen tables, federal judges are foregoing their traditional courtroom settings to continue some of their courts’ vital operations virtually amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
4/8/2020 12:00:00 AM
Media organizations and the public will be able to access certain criminal proceedings conducted by videoconference or teleconference for the duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, according to new guidance provided to federal courts.
4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
Two district courts in Florida have discovered stockpiles of urgently needed protective gear and donated them to local hospitals, prompting a call to federal courts across the country to search for surplus medical supplies in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
In order to address health and safety concerns in federal courthouses and courtrooms, the Judicial Conference of the United States has temporarily approved the use of video and teleconferencing for certain criminal proceedings and access via teleconferencing for civil proceedings during the COVID-19 national emergency.
3/31/2020 12:00:00 AM
Dozens of federal courts have postponed jury trials, grand juries, and other court proceedings to safeguard the health of jurors, court employees, and the public, as COVID-19 cases grow in the U.S. To maintain quick and reliable communication with jurors, most of the 94 federal court districts use an automated messaging system that can send email alerts, phone calls, and text messages informing jurors of courthouse cancellations or changes in service.
3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
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