High court: Jury trials in Montana suspended until April 10

Posted at 8:53 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 22:53:50-04

The Montana Supreme Court has suspended all jury trials statewide until April 10 to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In an order issued Friday, the judges said they made the order after consulting with trial court judges, justice partners and public-health authorities.

The court had previously issued guidelines asking to delay trials and limit jury-pool size to avoid large groups of people.

Montana had 108 reported cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, as of Friday morning.

Read the full order here .