Cuyahoga County Probate Court suspends the issuance of marriage licenses

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"We are postponing many trials and other court proceedings".

Other cases will proceed but the courts are considering further adjustments due to challenges posed by COVID-19.

The guidance came from Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile of the Superior Court, who said he lacked the authority to shut down courts without the approval of the state chief justice.

To prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday issued a circular directing sanitization of the district and other subordinate court buildings and premises in J&K and Ladakh on a daily basis.

All cases are recovering at home in isolation, except for one person who was admitted to hospital and is stable.

Both the MA and New Hampshire superior courts have ordered that the court proceedings be postponed until April, as officials hope to stop the spread of COVID-19 in New England.

NY state's court system on Friday announced it would suspend new jury trials, though trials in progress will continue.

Trials in the Central Criminal Courts which have already started will continue and jurors are required to keep attending.

Daniel Brown, a Toronto criminal defence lawyer, said the strict time limits imposed on court cases by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2016 make allowances for "exceptional circumstances", so any cases put on hold at this time likely won't be in jeopardy.

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Suspending all but the most urgent matters among the circuit, associate circuit and municipal courts was one of the requests included in a letter to state and local government officials that was signed by sixteen organizations, including the ACLU, Arch City Defenders and Missouri Public Defender System. Suddaby said the court is trying to avoid bringing jurors into the courthouse at all, including for grand juries.

Case-by-case exceptions ordered by a judge, excluding jury trials.

However, anyone who has been summoned for jury duty in the next two weeks is not required to attend.

Changes to adjourn civil and family proceedings will be introduced to minimize appearances in court.

"It would delay cases for people if the virus spread and we had to have limited (court) operations", Anderson said.

TEXARKANA, Texas/Arkansas -Courts in Texas and Arkansas are taking steps to reduce the chance of spreading Covid-19 but they aren't shutting down.

It says additional sanitisation of public offices and courtrooms is being undertaken each day and hygiene supplies for public offices and hand sanitisers for public areas are being installed now.

This story is developing and will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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