Amid COVID-19 Spike, 25 Federal Courts in 21 States Are Quitting Jury Trials Again

The E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in Washington, D.C., home of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, on June 6. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM The E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in Washington, D.C., home of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, on June 6. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

As COVID-19 cases spike, federal courts across the United States are taking a step back by suspending jury trials or grand jury proceedings, and slowing other courthouse activities.