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Jury trials halted until mid-September

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Heflin-Torbert Judicial Center, Montgomery, Ala.

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the suspension of jury trials  through the summer because of the coronavirus outbreak. 

In an administrative order, justices said in-person court proceedings can resume beginning May 15 at the discretion of presiding local judges. However, jury trials shall remain suspended until Sept. 14.

The court had earlier suspended in-person court proceedings, although hearings were happening by telephone and videoconference.

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