Courts continue to struggle with inconsistent COVID-19 protocols and pushback on reinstituting in-person proceedings, suggesting that even as the Delta variant shows signs of slowing in the U.S., getting back to normal—or even proceeding with a new normal—many not be possible any time soon.

The Driver:

Some court systems continue to deal with confusion over mask mandates that have, apparently unbeknownst to some, been in place since summertime.