Mar 26, 2020

The Brennan Center for Justice is “compiling the formal policy responses of federal courts, immigration courts, and state courts to the Covid-19 public health crisis.” This resource will be regularly updated. The organization states, “Thus far, courts’ responses vary substantially across jurisdictions, with policies ranging from carrying on business as usual to closing courthouses entirely and suspending in-person proceedings indefinitely. Even within the same jurisdiction, different courthouses and judges often have wide discretion to determine which hearings must take place in person and which court personnel must come to work.” The Minnesota Judicial Branch website and the North Dakota Courts website are also being regularly updated with Covid-19 information.