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Courts Suspend Jury Trials in Response to Coronavirus

Courts Suspend Jury Trials in Response to Coronavirus

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. 
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Courts Suspend Jury Trials in Response to Coronavirus

Online Tools Make Civics Accessible to Teachers, Parents, and Teens

Online Tools Make Civics Accessible to Teachers, Parents, and Teens

In communities forced to quarantine because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), social studies teachers are venturing into the distance learning space and parents are seeking ways to keep homebound teenagers constructively occupied. A series of U.S. Courts online civics resources can help fill this void, by stimulating critical thinking and thoughtful discussions.
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Online Tools Make Civics Accessible to Teachers, Parents, and Teens

Annual Report and Judicial Business of 2019 Now Available

Annual Report and Judicial Business of 2019 Now Available

In 2019, the Judiciary undertook several initiatives aimed at ensuring that the federal court system operates in an efficient, effective, and responsive way to maintain the trust and confidence of the public – a pillar of judicial independence. These initiatives, along with a detailed accounting of the work of the federal courts during 2019, are described in the Annual Report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO), published on Tuesday.
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Annual Report and Judicial Business of 2019 Now Available

Federal Judiciary Confront Coronavirus Spread: Judicial Conference Acts on Court Administration Matters

Federal Judiciary Confront Coronavirus Spread: Judicial Conference Acts on Court Administration Matters

The Judicial Conference of the United States today convened by teleconference today due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. 
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Federal Judiciary Confront Coronavirus Spread: Judicial Conference Acts on Court Administration Matters

Federal Judiciary Confronts Coronavirus Spread: Judicial Conference Acts on Court Administration Matters

Federal Judiciary Confronts Coronavirus Spread: Judicial Conference Acts on Court Administration Matters

The Judicial Conference of the United States today convened by teleconference today due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. 
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Federal Judiciary Confronts Coronavirus Spread: Judicial Conference Acts on Court Administration Matters