The Same Story: Jury Trials Suspended Again in Florida Circuit Court

By on October 22, 2020

As COVID-19 cases spike in most states, we’re seeing a familiar story, exemplified by Escambia County in Florida. WEAR-TV reports:

“Jury trials have come to a halt in the [First Judicial Circuit Court of Florida] in Escambia County after a spike in COVID-19 cases. Jury trials had only restarted just a few weeks ago. However, the court was able to complete only five trials, as Chief Judge John Miller is ordering a suspension of trials for the next two weeks.”

These stories tend to focus on state courts, because most federal courts never reopened at all.

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