Federal jury trials in Southern District off until March 1

The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Chief U.S. District Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson issued an order Wednesday suspending in-person jury trials in all divisions of the Southern District of Indiana until at least March 1.

Other than jury trials, court proceedings shall continue to proceed by telephone, by video teleconference, or in person, as ordered in a particular case, the order said.

Federal courthouses remain open, but clerk’s offices for the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in the four divisions of the Southern District of Indiana are closed to the public.

The Indiana Supreme Court issued an order Monday suspending jury trials statewide until March 1 because COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

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