During the months of March, April, May, and June 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued several General Orders regarding Court operations in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These orders, among other things, continued all jury trials and discussed delays caused by criminal trial continuances with respect to the Speedy Trial Act. On June 26, 2020, the Court issued a General Order providing for the resumption of modified Court operations in certain circumstances, including the resumption of some jury trials. However, as of this date, all jury trials are continued through and including at least August 31, 2020, and subject to further order of the Court, certain jury trials may resume beginning September 1, 2020.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020