The space that Harris County uses for jury assemblies can only hold 60 people, when taking social distancing into account. But the courts need to call 230 or more people per jury pool.
The discrepancy has pushed Harris County judges to tour the NRG Center, a conference center that is part of a complex of buildings surrounding the Houston Texans’ football stadium, said 152nd District Judge Robert Schaffer, who is Harris County’s local administrative judge. Another option is the George R. Brown Convention Center, he said.
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