After the first in-person jury trial in the post-coronavirus era, the jury expressed gratitude and gave a round of applause for the infection-control precautions that the judge put into place for the trial.

Chief Judge Barbara Lynn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas became the first judge in Texas, and perhaps the nation, to hold a jury trial since March, when courthouse doors around the country closed to in-person proceedings. The criminal trial took place June 1-3.

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