Tennessee has pulled the plug on the in-person bar exam scheduled for July 28 and 29, citing rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.

The Tennessee Supreme Court on July 2 issued an order canceling the test on the grounds that the judicial branch has an “obligation to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19.” Tennessee made earlier plans to offer an in-person bar exam in both July and Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Now, examinees who planned to take the July test will be placed in the later sitting.

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