News: Coronavirus and the courts
The latest breaking reports from the media about the impact of COVID-19 on courts in California.

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(6/21) Santa Barbara News-Press: County trials slowly begin
(5/26) KCBS Radio (San Francisco): Jurors report for service in Contra Costa County
(5/23) Bakersfield Californian: Kern County Superior Court summoning jurors
(5/22) KGTV-TV (ABC San Diego): Attorneys team up to reduce court backlog
(4/7) Daily Journal: Judicial Council OKs new emergency rules
(4/7) Courthouse News Service: California court administrator works to keep justice rolling during pandemic
(4/7) San Francisco Chronicle: Bail suspended, remote hearings approved by California’s judicial leaders
(4/7) Los Angeles Times: In uncharted territory, California court leaders OK urgent new rules for coronavirus
(4/7) Sacramento Bee: California courts leaders approve $0 bail for low-level suspects. Will it be signed?
(4/7) Daily Journal: Central District chief judge seeks to suspend Speedy Trial Act deadlines for a year
(4/6) The Recorder: Judicial Council adopts emergency COVID-19 rules on civil deadlines, bail
(4/6) North Bay Business Journal: California court closures in pandemic hinder law firms from doing “essential” business as postponed cases pile up
(4/6) KNBC-TV (Los Angeles) News Conference: Coronavirus creates crisis in courts
(4/6) San Francisco Chronicle: Trial by video conference? Not yet, but coronavirus forces Bay Area courts to embrace more virtual proceedings
(4/6) San Diego Union-Tribune: Reopening courts for some cases handled differently in San Diego and Imperial counties, worrying workers
(3/31) Los Angeles Times: As coronavirus roils courts, prosecutors and public defenders fume about state directives
(3/31) Riverside Press-Enterprise: Video court arraignments to reduce coronavirus threat come to Riverside County
(3/31) Daily Journal: Civil attorneys praise governor’s lifting of limits on electronic filing and remote video depositions
(3/30) Riverside Press-Enterprise: Inland courts try to balance justice and safety in coronavirus-forced changes
(3/30) The Recorder: Governor gives chief justice “unprecedented” authority to address pandemic
(3/30) The Recorder: Judiciary endorses emergency court procedures amid virus pandemic
(3/30) San Diego Union-Tribune: Governor’s order gives state court leader more power in face of pandemic
(3/30) Los Angeles Times: Governor gives chief justice broad powers, including suspending laws, during coronavirus crisis
(3/30) Sacramento Bee: California chief justice says courts can hold video hearings amid coronavirus shutdown