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U.S. District Court Issues New General Order re: COVID-19 and Court Operations - IndyBar News

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Posted on: Apr 14, 2020

The Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, yesterday issued a General Order that supersedes previous General Orders issued in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and specifically within the Southern District of Indiana.

Please read the General Order for specific details. This order continues jury trials through and including at least May 29, 2020; provides enhanced administrative authority for Jury staff to defer service for certain categories of jurors through June 30, 2020; provides for excludable time pursuant to the Speedy Trial Act upon particularized findings; and cancels naturalization ceremonies through and including at least May 29, 2020.

The Court has created a COVID-19 response page on its website that contains all orders, press releases, and other information regarding Court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Any orders and information pertinent to Bankruptcy Court matters, including meetings of creditors, can be viewed on that court’s website, www.insb.uscourts.gov.

Please note that this situation does not affect the supervision of defendants and offenders in the community.  The U.S. Probation Office will continue its efforts to monitor and/or enforce court-ordered conditions of release throughout the Southern District of Indiana. 

The Court continues to work closely with the United States Marshals Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc., and other agencies to ensure that criminal defendants are detained or released as appropriate in each case, and that federal warrants are served as ordered by the court.


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