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The E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse, home of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, on June 6, 2020. The building has been largely closed to many due to the coronavirus pandemic, save judges, court staff, members of the media and people with official business before the court. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

The Washington, D.C., district court will resume holding in-person jury trials later this month, a move that comes as hundreds of criminal prosecutions land in the court over the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

The announcement was posted Thursday on the court’s website, and lays out how the district will gradually restart trials beginning March 15 through the end of August. The guidelines state that the court will hold no more than three trials at a time, spaced out on different floors of the building. Only one one jury selection will be held at a time.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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