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General Order 21-09 Fourth Extension of Authorization to Use Video and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings Pursuant to the CARES Act

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has passed legislation authorizing the use of video or telephone conferencing for certain criminal proceedings, with such legislation requiring the Chief Judge to reassess conditions every ninety days.  General Order 21-09 makes the findings necessary to reauthorize the use of video conferencing, or alternatively telephone conferencing, in this District for an additional ninety days, unless terminated earlier.