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SLOW-GOING - A phased reopening plan for the U.S. District Court in New York’s Southern District will feature significant physical changes—including reconfiguring large courtrooms—to implement social-distancing measures. As of now, jury trials are not imminent. The plan for the Manhattan courthouse calls for guards posted at the doors to take temperatures. Meanwhile, Judge Richard Seeborg in California’s Northern District has issued a general order saying that “at this juncture, no assurances can be given as to when civil trials can be resumed.”

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