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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

FACT CHECK: Testing Should Take Place Wherever There Are Cases Despite Trump's View

FACT CHECK: Testing Should Take Place Wherever There Are Cases Despite Trump's View

President Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the White House briefing room Wednesday.Trump said he doesn’t think testing needs to happen in entire states in the Midwest. But there are cases in all 50 states, and to stop the spread, testing needs to take place.

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FACT CHECK: Testing Should Take Place Wherever There Are Cases Despite Trump's View

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

FACT CHECK: U.S. Testing Still Isn't Close To What South Korea Has Done

FACT CHECK: U.S. Testing Still Isn't Close To What South Korea Has Done

A health care worker with the UNLV School of Medicine tests a patient for the coronavirus at a drive-thru testing site in Las Vegas.President Trump and other U.S. officials touted Tuesday that the United States had surpassed South Korea in total coronavirus tests. But South Korea is far outpacing the U.S. per capita.

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FACT CHECK: U.S. Testing Still Isn't Close To What South Korea Has Done

House Lawmakers Weigh Voting By Proxy To Maintain Social Distancing

House Lawmakers Weigh Voting By Proxy To Maintain Social Distancing

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on MSNBC Tuesday that after the coronavirus relief bill is passed, lawmakers will consider options for replacing in-person voting.Members are pushing to change the tradition of in-person voting because of coronavirus. Remote voting would take time to set up; it would be faster to have one member vote on behalf of many others.

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House Lawmakers Weigh Voting By Proxy To Maintain Social Distancing