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Federal district court suspends in-person jury trials until April 5

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Posted at 10:04 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 22:05:02-05

INDIANAPOLIS — In-person jury trials in all divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will remain suspended until at least April 5.

According to a release from the court, Chief Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson issued a general order on Thursday extending the suspension of in-person jury trials because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Other than in-person jury trials, court proceedings shall continue to be held by telephone, by video teleconference, or in-person as ordered in a particular case.

The court said a previous order that suspended naturalization ceremonies will expire on Jan. 25. At that time, naturalizations may proceed in a modified format as determined by the court.

Other restrictions, including the mandatory wearing of face coverings in all public spaces, remain in effect, the court said.