Bloomberg Law
Sept. 17, 2020, 7:56 PMUpdated: Sept. 17, 2020, 9:28 PM

Federal Judiciary Phones Out Nationwide, Cases Unaffected (2)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

The U.S. federal courts’ phone system went down Thursday, but the outage isn’t affecting operations, according to two court administrators.

The problem began Thursday morning in the national telephone system shared by trial and appeals courts that is supported by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, said Elizabeth Paret, circuit executive for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

“It is a national problem affecting all federal courts,” Paret said.

She added that “Most people seem to communicate by email or Zoom for government, so the loss of telephones does not seem to be causing significant problems ...

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