The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the constitutionality of the Central District of California’s COVID-19 ban on jury trials, rejecting a cert petition that argued the appellate court’s ruling was a threat to the Speedy Trial Act.

The court reviewed the petition only once, during a conference last Thursday that included dozens of other petitions. It was rejected in a two-word entry on Monday that said, “Petition DENIED,” ending a pandemic-era legal saga that highlighted a trial judge’s ire over his colleagues’ support for an indefinite ban on jury trials.