Bloomberg Law
July 22, 2020, 8:50 AMUpdated: July 22, 2020, 2:01 PM

Court Reopening Plans Face Pushback as Coronavirus Surges (1)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

Some courts are pumping the brakes on reopening efforts as Covid-19 cases and deaths rise throughout much of the U.S., while others face pushback from lawyers over resuming in-person operations.

Federal courts in Arizona, Jackson, Miss., and Charlottesville, Va., are among those that recently delayed efforts to start in-person operations, citing local coronavirus increases.

Court systems in New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and other states face anxious questions, lawsuits and at least one federal health and safety complaint from prosecutors, court officers and other employees.

“Courts are not nail salons or movie theaters,” Nora Sydow, principal court management consultant ...

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