The chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia has extended a statewide judicial emergency for the second time, even as Gov. Brian Kemp lifted the state’s shelter in place restrictions and allowed businesses to reopen. 

Chief Justice Harold Melton’s announcement, issued Monday morning, extends the judicial emergency through June 12. It was scheduled to expire May 13. June 12 is the date the governor’s shelter-in-place recommendation for medically fragile people, including the elderly, expires.

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