Criminal Trials Resume With Oversized Jury Boxes and Masked Lawyers, Defendants

published 02.09.2020 15:01

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WASHINGTON—Federal courthouses across the country are reopening after months of closure forced by the spread of the coronavirus, as jury trials resume with masked lawyers and judges, socially-distanced juries and witness stands that are sanitized after every use.

Chicago’s federal courthouse welcomed jurors back in early August, taking virus-related precautions at every step from downtown parking, which the court validated to encourage jurors to show up, to a supersize jury box created for the chief judge’s courtroom.

by Biography from wsj.com

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