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In-Court Jury Trials Resume in Dallas County

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Things are slowly starting to get back to normal around the state — after COVID-19 shut down activities that required people to gather in confined spaces. The judicial system slowed to a crawl due to COVID-19. Non-jury trials continued during the pandemic — but jury trials completely stopped. The wheels of justice are said to…

Safety Shields Installed in Circuit Courtrooms in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Fourth Judicial Circuit is installing safety shields in courtrooms throughout the five county circuit. Judge Collins Pettaway says the project is an effort to protect against the spread of COVID-19 — during in-person court proceedings. Sneeze guards will be put up around the judge’s bench — the jury box — the court reporter —…